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Despite the fury of Juan philosophy has survived Many of you expressed that the handout concerning Nagel Smart and Russell was helpful so I have endeavored to take you on a similar journey through our more recent authors as well Again I should stress that philosophers write primarily for other philosophers As a result philosophy articles are sprinkled with jargon and references to hard issues Apology A Defence of Socrates by Plato Plato is Socrates student and perhaps the greatest philosopher of all time He employed the voice of Socrates in his dialogues which are often written in the form of little plays or narrated speeches In this particular one Plato tells the story of the trial of Socrates by recounting Socrates speeches in his own defence It is impossible to tell where Socrates ideas end and Platos begin The Socratic Method Socrates is famous for a number of things not least of which is his method of doing philosophy Socrates employed a method known as dialectic Dialectic or the Socratic Method is a question and answer styled conversation in which the expert is examined by a questioner who feigns ignorance This feigned ignorance is sometimes known as Socratic Irony The questions are designed to lead the expert into contradictory statements revealing the fact that the expert is no expert at all Often the questioner does not attempt to solve the issue the point is rather to prove that the expert doesnt know what heshe is talking about You should try the Socratic Method on your friends they will love it The main points There is a lot going on in the Apology so you would do well to stick to the main points of Socrates defence 1p 28 Socrates identifies two sets of accusers Socrates had quite a negative reputation going in Athens by the time of his trial He had managed to alienate many prominent people Thus he claims that his
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