Socrate’s Apology to Meno

Socrate’s Apology to Meno assignment : 1-At the end of the Meno (around 100b) Socrates says that if Meno can convince Anytus of the things they have concluded in the dialogue he will provide a benefit to the Athenians. Given the background of the Apology what do you think Socrates means by this. What is the overall topic of the Meno? and how is it relevant to the Athenians or to us for that matter?

Socrate’s Apology to Meno 2

2-In the Phaedo, Socrates is preparing for his death and assuring his friends that death is not the end of the world. There are echoes of the Apology’s conclusion here. Much of the dialogue is devoted to arguing for the soul’s survival after death. We have already seen in Meno the famous argument for the preexistence of the soul to explain the puzzle of learning (cf Meno 81e ff); Aristotle will provide another solution to this puzzle that does not require the preexistence of the soul in his Posterior Analytics (76a ff). My query concerns Plato’s general conception of the body in the Phaedo. He is famous for stating that the proper goal of philosophy is the practice of dying and death (64a).

Furthermore, he claims that only the philosopher (lover of wisdom) can have genuine virtues; non-philosophers overcome fear with greater fears and desires with stronger desires (69a-c); virtues require knowledge, and only the philosopher has true knowledge, so only the philosopher can be virtuous. What, in your opinion, is Plato’s underlying attitude toward the body in this dialogue? What, in Plato’s opinion, is the essence of the human being, as evidenced by this dialogue? Is he correct in his assessment? What is your reasoning? (Address any or all of the above in your posting, and conclude with a question of your own).

Descartes and Gandhi Questions

3-How does Descartes find certainty in the Meditations?

4-As a background for Gandhi it would be helpful if you watch the Academy

Award winning film entitled Gandhi from 1982. This will give you a sense of his history, development and context as well as some of most powerful events of his career.

In what sense can Gandhi’s life be considered a success? Returning to the Socratic credo “a good man is not harmed in life or death” and “better to suffer injustice than to do injustice” (cf. Discussion above on the Apology and Gorgias), is Gandhi’s life proof of these claims? How are Gandhi’s ethical/ political views grounded in his religious/ metaphysical/ philosophical views? (in your discussion respond to any or all of the above and end your posting with a question of your own).


Questions for Discussion (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should be at least 250 words long and address all aspects of the questions asked, including at least one scholarly source.
Successful comments are substantive (i.e., they bring something new to the conversation, they engage others in the conversation, and they have a well-developed idea) and contain at least one scholarly source.
Off-topic answers, one- or two-sentence responses, simple affirmations of agreement, or “nice post,” will not be considered substantive. Responses should be at least 150 words long.
I encourage you to include (where appropriate) the readings from the week in your comments.

Participation on a weekly basis

Your initial responses to the obligatory DQ are scored individually and do not count toward participation.
You must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three distinct days in addition to the DQ responses, for a total of three replies.
A scholarly source/citation is not required for participation posts (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments is part of your weekly involvement. These announcements are given to ensure that you are aware of all of the tasks that must be completed during the week.

Quality of Writing and APA Format

Familiarize yourself with the APA format and practice correctly applying it. It is utilized for the majority of your degree-related writing projects. For APA paper templates, citation examples, advice, and more, go to the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, which may be found under the Resources option in LoudCloud. Poor use of APA format or the lack of APA format will result in a deduction of points (if required).
Please cite all of your sources! Cite the source whenever possible. A citation is also required when paraphrasing.
I strongly advise you to use the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

Utilization of Direct Quotes

At the Masters’ level, I discourage the use of direct quotes in DQs and assignments and deduct points accordingly.
It is crucial for you to be able to critically assess and comprehend information from journal articles and other sources as Masters’ level students. Simply repeating someone else’s words does not demonstrate comprehension or critical examination of the material.
It is preferable to paraphrase and cite your sources.

Policy of LopesWrite

Before you complete a “final submit” to me for tasks that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please make sure you have got your report and SI percentage.
Please examine your report after you have got it. This report will highlight any grammatical, punctuation, or spelling mistakes that may be corrected quickly. Instead of being penalized for these errors, take a few extra minutes to review.
Examine your parallels. Did you forget to include a reference? Didn’t you do a good enough job of paraphrasing? Is your paper primarily composed of someone else’s ideas rather than your own?
For advice on boosting your paper and SI score, go to the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, which may be found under the Resources tab in LoudCloud.

Policy for Late Arrivals

The university’s late assignment policy is a 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This holds true for late DQ responses as well.
If you think you’ll have to submit an assignment late, please let me know. With advance notice, I am happy to be flexible. Due to extenuating circumstances, we may be able to work out an extension.
The GCU late policy will apply if you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late.
Unless we have negotiated out an extension, I will not accept assignments that are two weeks or more late.
No assignments are accepted after the last day of class, as per policy. Any assignment submitted after the last day of class, at midnight, will not be graded.


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This is a fantastic area to ask questions about course content or assignments in the Questions to Instructor forum. If you have a question, chances are that one of your classmates does as well. This is the class’s public forum.
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