Pol200 **FULL YEAR OF NOTES** Up to March 29: LECTURES+ TUTORIALS

75 Pages
289 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Political Science
Course
POL200Y1
Professor
Clifford Orwin
Semester
Winter

Description
o Socrates spent his life trying to better people, challenge things, etc – more reflective, think more, rid rationalities – practical – wanted to make people better people “why did you say that” etc – moralist o Plato – est. a school, wrote dialogues with full metaphysics – philosopher o - Socratic irony- book 1 has lots of it o When Socrates says “I don’t know anything” – “you tell me” – it turns out the person who he claims to have knowledge, doesn’t have knowledge – o He sets u on a path which will get you to know something, if you think you know nothing o - Socratic elenchus- common in book 1 o A form of argumentation that’s irritating o Someone starts with a premise but they end up coming to a conclusion that’s opposite to what they initially thought o Logical type of argument that tries to show the person who puts forward the premise is confused, and lack of knowledge is exposed - Platonic dialogue o Book is constructed by Plato o He’s communicating his philosophical ideas through a structure? o Socrates is a pious person o Every sentence has a point What is The Republic about? - Education - Laws etc. shape people – - People are different depending on the society they live in - Justice - Offers a view of an ideal city - Achieving a certain balance within the just world world - Philosophy - A life dedicated to truth - How to pursue the truth and the obstacles getting to the truth – main obstacle is politics itself Book1 - The scene is set - Views of Justice: - Cephalus- an older man on his way out o Justice is honesty in word and deed o Conclude: Socrates isn’t rude to him, he’s respectful of him –  Means the view that he’s putting forward isn’t threatening Athens,  Important for Plato and Socrates to distance themselves from certain conservatisms / distance themselves - Polemarchus – Cephalus’s son, wants career in Politics o Justice is helping friends and harming enemies
More Less

Related notes for POL200Y1

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit