Socratic Dialogue

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Socratic Dialogue by Mind Map: Socratic Dialogue

1. General

1.1. Definition is given

1.2. Find flaws; unravel definition

1.3. Admit ignorance

2. Thrasymachus

2.1. What is justice?

2.1.1. Might makes right

2.2. Rulers make bad laws

2.3. Polemarchus says Thrasymachus is wrong

3. Euthyphro

3.1. What is piety?

3.1.1. That which is loved by the gods

3.1.1.1. Some things loved by the gods

3.1.2. They love just human actions

3.1.2.1. Is it loved because it is holy or holy because it is loved?

3.1.3. Give a service to the gods

3.1.3.1. Prayers only ask of them

3.1.3.2. Sacrifices only give back to them

4. Symposium- Diotima teaches Socrates

4.1. Starts with a love of physical things

4.1.1. Becomes a love of virtue: courage, temperance, prudence, justice

5. The Meno: What is virtue?

5.1. Anamensis: recollectioon,remembrance (Socrates' def. of virue)

5.2. Socrates always relates big questions to the four cardinal virtues

5.3. Desire of things honorable and the power of attaining them