Socratic Dialogue

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Socratic Dialogue by Mind Map: Socratic Dialogue

1. General

1.1. admit ignorance

1.2. find flaws; unravel definition

1.3. definition is given

2. Euthyphro

2.1. What is piety?

2.1.1. Give service to gods Sacrafices only give back to them Prayers only ask of them

2.1.2. They love just human actions Is it loved because it is holy or holy because it's loved

2.1.3. That which is loved by the gods Some things loved by some gods

3. Thrasymachus

3.1. What is justice?

3.1.1. might makes right

3.2. Rulers make bad laws

3.3. Polemachus says Thrasymachus is wrong

4. The Meno: What is Virtue?

4.1. virtue is the power of governing mankind

4.1.1. doesn't discuss justice

4.1.2. some people don't have power

4.2. socrates always related big questions to teh four cardinal virtues (temprance, justice, prudence, courage)

4.3. virtue is different for everyone

4.3.1. demands 1 definition of virtue and uses examples from nature

4.4. desire of things honorable and the power of attaining them

4.5. anamnesis: recollect, remeberance