Socratic method

    Page 8 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Symbolism In The Matrix

    The symbols in “The Matrix” enhanced how the movie was to be perceived, often of the difference between reality and an illusion. The most striking part of the main characters within the Matrix is their sunglasses, which are worn by those in the Nebuchadnezzar and the “agents”. These sunglasses, which cover their eyes (a symbol of understanding), symbolize their state of sleep or ignorance. As the crew, who are asleep, wear the sunglasses to represent sleeping and being in the matrix, the agents…

    Words: 313 - Pages: 2
  • The Allegory Of The Cave In Plato's The Republic

    Socrates was a Greek philosopher and the main source of Western thought. Little is known of his life except what was recorded by his students, including Plato. In Book I of Plato’s “The Republic”, Socrates and Glaucon were ‘asked’ to join Polemarchus along with Adeimantus and others at Polemarchus’ house (sp. 327-328c). Even though he was coerced into this discussion, Socrates shared his knowledge with the assembly. Socrates’ intentions were to get his interlocutors at the Piraeus to adopt the…

    Words: 536 - Pages: 3
  • Oral Tradition In Plato's Phaedrus

    Plato’s Phaedrus is a discussion between teacher and student. In the case of Phaedrus, it is a conversation between Phaedrus and Socrates, in this Phaedrus is the student and Socrates is the teacher. They discuss a wide variety of topics and the opinion of ‘Socrates’ comes out. The topics include the theories of which is better written tradition and oral tradition. The theories they discuss include the importance of oral tradition rather than written form. Socrates discusses the importance of…

    Words: 540 - Pages: 3
  • Socrates Xenophon's Ways And Means

    Xenophon Xenophon was a student of Socrates, a soldier, historian and philosopher. He was born in Athens in the early years of the Peloponnesian War and was raised well educated and with military training. He is well-known for writing Anabasis , Memorabilia , and Apology . He developed some of his philosophical views from Socrates teachings and from war. Some these philosophies can be found in his practical treatises that provide useful information on how to do certain things such as taxation…

    Words: 442 - Pages: 2
  • Why Did Campbell Use The Socratic Method Part 1 Summary

    How did Campbell use the Socratic Method? Explain. (This should be about 100 words.) Campbell points out on pages 4 and 5 that the United States spends more on health care than any country on earth, yet chronic disease is increasing. Obesity, diabetes and hypertension have all increased…

    Words: 1018 - Pages: 5
  • Greek Influence On Western Philosophy

    Greek philosophy is widely considered as the beginning of organized Western thought. Mathematics, science (including biology, cosmology, and physics), political theory, psychology and more were all developed in the Greek era. Ancient Greece’s influence on philosophy is so abundant that the works of Plato are often considered the footnotes of western philosophy. In making such a bold conviction it is only to say that Ancient Greece marked the starting point for Western philosophy. In this paper I…

    Words: 1695 - Pages: 7
  • Heraclitus And Parmenides Comparison Essay

    A Philosophical Stand-Off The pre-Socratic philosophers were among the first to lay the foundation upon which our current beliefs and philosophies were built upon. These philosophers of ancient Greece were some of the very first scholars to apply logic to the universe and attempt to rationalise the world around them. Just the thought that these individuals had such a colossal ability to infer, with regard to the era they presided in and the resources accessible to them, is simply remarkable.…

    Words: 1346 - Pages: 6
  • Wisdom Questions Essay

    proves that they answer the wisdom question in an all- and- only way; the best way to come to these conclusions is to follow the Socratic Elenchus. Also, the reason that the pursuit of wisdom often fails, is that we think that we already have things settled, thus stopping us from any further inquires. Socratic Elenchus The Socratic Elenchus is essentially the scientific method to answering wisdom questions and refuting objections. It begs two main questions: “Is the…

    Words: 1514 - Pages: 7
  • Decision Making Assessment

    must be passable for the respondents to capably respond with self-confidence and esteem. An additional instrument that can be used for formative evaluation to assess learners is the “Socratic questioning” which drives the learners to develop critical thinking trough questionnaires. According to Cheri (2015) the Socratic questions can build a robust and synergistic learning milieu. The assessors need to implement relevant questionnaires to the program when assessing for validity.…

    Words: 828 - Pages: 4
  • Plato's Transformation Of Matter

    and 322 B.C.E. Unlike the group of fellow Greeks from pre-Socratic times who were trying to define matter in an elegant way, Plato and Aristotle were not amused by matter itself. They understood matter made up everything in an obvious way, however the form that the matter took was of more philosophic and scientific…

    Words: 1119 - Pages: 4
  • Page 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 50

Related Topics:

Popular Topics: