Class 3: Socrates

Date

Friday Mar 22, 2019

Socrates

  • Who?
    • 469 - 399 B.C.E

    • First greek Philosopher

    • Use reason instead of myth/belief

    • Views gods as truth, partially atheist

  • Mission
    • Find wisdom

    • Examine your life

  • Method
    • Persistent

    • Logic

  • Knowledge
    • Showed others’ ignorance

    • Limits

    • Knows what he does not know

  • Death
    • 30 year war

    • Charges
      • Corrupting the youth

      • Against the gods

    • Death by poison hemlock

Primal Element (The 4 Elements)

Primal: that from which everything came and that which everything can be reduced to.

  • Earth

  • Fire

  • Water

  • Air

Change

  • Yes: Heraclitus
    • Always Change

    • Change is absolute

  • No: Parmenides
    • no change -> change is an illusion

    • Zeno: movement is an illusion