Socrates’ approach to death in Apology, Crito, and the Symposium
Below is a few topics for your Midterm Papers:
1) Explore Socrates’ approach to death in Apology, Crito, and the Symposium.
2) Discuss critically ideas presented on justice in Apology, Crito, and Republic Book I.
3) Explore Socrates’ dialectical method (how he asks questions, his reasoning, etc.) in Crito and Republic Book I.
4) Establish a relationship between Socrates’ ideas on love (via Diotima) in the Symposium and his teachings on the good life and virtue in Apology and Crito.
Midterm papers are due on October 20th, Sunday, midnight (EST). Please email your paper to me as an attached MS Word file. See the syllabus for paper requirements.
The requirements are: 7 Page paper. (excluding all quotes)
Will not provide the text book it is — Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy, edited by S. Marc Cohen, Patricia Curd, and C.D.C. Reeve, Fourth Edition, Indianapolis, Indiana: Hackett Publishing Company, 2011.
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