Before and After Socrates
In the dialogue, Socrates talks with various Athenians and foreigners about the meaning of justice and whether the just man is happier than the unjust man. They also discuss the theory of forms , the immortality of the soul , and the role of the philosopher and of poetry in society. While visiting the Piraeus with Glaucon , Polemarchus tells Socrates to join him for a romp. Socrates then asks Cephalus , Polemarchus, and Thrasymachus their definitions of justice. Cephalus defines justice as giving what is owed. Polemarchus says justice is "the art which gives good to friends and evil to enemies.
Organization : This course involves lectures by the course director followed by an open discussion with students. The lectures will focus mainly on the weekly readings see syllabus. Both the historical context and the arguments will be emphasized. There are no tutorials with this class. The focus will be on the origin and early development of what is arguably one of the most important intellectual revolutions in human history: Western philosophy.
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