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Ancient Philosophy

    Ancient Philosophy
    Paper instructions:
    1. What does Socrates teach us, especially in his engagements with the Sophists, that is relevant to 21st-century America, particularly with respect to education and justice?
    Be sure to a) offer a clear thesis, b) clearly contrast Socrates’s views of education and justice to those of the Sophists, c) properly document your interpretations of Socrates and the Sophists with specific references to the required readings for the course, and d) explain clearly how the teachings of Socrates and the Sophists are relevant to us today.
    Be sure to include specific references to at least the assigned a) sections of Plato’s Republic and Gorgias, b) fragments from the Sophists in Readings, and c) selections from Thucydides and Xenophon that were distributed electronically.
    Terms to include in your discussion: dike, harmonia, paideia, doxa, eidos (eide), agathon, psyche, nous

    Readings could be from The Odyssey of Homer, Aeschylus The Oresteia, The Philosophy of Greece, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy From Thales to Aristotle 4th edition