Lecture Notes for PHIL 1204 - Knowledge and Reality with Glynn at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Note
Class:PHIL 1204 - Knowledge and Reality
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2004
  • Leading Questions
  • Complicated
  • The Sophists
  • Perceptions
  • Assumptions
  • Differences
  • Arrangement
  • Interaction
  • Explanation
  • Relationship
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PJ,,' I REVIEW FOR FIRST MIDTERM ) D 2 L/ ~~ S oV 1. Socrates: (470-399 BC) The" Agora" in Athens, Socrates would hang around the Agora/ gymnasium to talk to people, main character, opposed sophists 2. Plato: (427-347 Be.) wrote dialogues, used Socrates in works, conversations, Socrates stand in for Plato toward ends 3. Sophists: teaching, help think persuade through issues, "here are the answers," most famous 3 - Gorgias, Protagoras, Prodicus, modern sophists - political consultants 4. Good Definition: virtue, understand terms of definition a. Not just a bunch of examples b. Essence: what it is about the examples in virtue of which they are examples of the concept being defined (neither too board, nor too narrow) c. The definition should contain concepts that are clearer than the concept being defined 5. Counter-example: test examples in definition, essence - something included in the definition but which is not an example of the concept 6~ Dogmatism: view you have sti...

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