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Specific Purpose To inform my audience about the life of Socrates Central Idea I plan on telling the audience what Philosophy is who Socrates was and the methods he used in teaching his philosophy INTRODUCTION Attention Getter The unexamined life is not worth living This is the most famous quote of the most popular philosopher of all time Socrates Reveal Topic I plan on telling you what philosophy is and how Socrates viewed philosophy Credibility I am able to speak on this topic because I have taken a philosophy course and I have done extensive research in to Socrates life Central Idea I plan on telling the audience what philosophy is who Socrates was and tell the way he viewed philosophy in order to better understand his quote Connective First lets talk about what philosophy is BODY I Philosophy is a term with many meanings A Philosophy is the process of thinking through every little question imaginable to try to come up with the most rational explanation or truth B It is an attempt to describe the ultimate and real nature of reality C Philosophy also helps us to determine the limits of out knowledge by its source value nature and validity D It is a continuous thought process searching for the underlying knowledge of all causes or things as they appear to us finding out why a thing is what it is Connective Now lets learn a little about Socrates life II Socratess Life A He grew up in Athens with little schooling B He married late in life but did have 3 sons C He was a political figure because of his wisdom but never was interested in running for any type of public office D He was a major figure during a war which is where he first gained his recognition E He wrote none of his thoughts down The information we have about him today comes from one of his
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