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Socratic Dialogue by Mind Map: Socratic Dialogue
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Socratic Dialogue


T: What is justice? The interest of the stronger.

S: What does stronger mean?

T: Interest of the stronger ruler.

S: What if the ruler makes a bad law? Actually leads to injustice.


E: Prosecuting the evil

S: Generic definition of the concept - Holiness - Piety

E: What is loved by the gods

E: The gods love justice

S: Generic definition of the concept - Holiness - Piety

S: Which comes first, holiness - on being loved by the gods?

S: Holiness is a part of justice

E: Providing a service or benefit to gods

S: What can we give to the gods?

E: What is loved by the gods


M: Can you tell me, Socrates, whether virtue is acquired by teaching or by practice; or if neither by teaching nor practice, then whether it comes to man by nature, or in what other way?

Basically: Through which way can one achieve virtue? -teaching -nature -practice

M's definition of virtue: "Virtue is the power of all mankind."

S: Problems with that: -slaves -kids -nothing about justice

M's new definition: "Virtue is the desire of things honorable and the power of attaining them.

S: And, in your opinion, do these who think that they will do them good know that they are evils?

S: How one becomes virtuous: eliminate ignorance

S's definition of virtue: anamnesis (recollection of truth)

S: You can't just choose one of the three ways (teaching, nature, practice). You need to do all three.