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Semaine
1
3 heures pour terminer

Plato's Euthyphro I: Bad Dads, Good Arguments

We start with Plato's "Euthyphro", a short dialogue in which Socrates debates the nature of holiness with a priest, Euthyphro. (The Bad Dad is Euthyphro's. Maybe. If he's a murderer. Do you think he's a murderer?) But mostly the videos for this first week and general and introductory. Plato, Socrates. Who are they? How should I read? For more detail, click "Advice About Reading", under "Overview", below.

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7 vidéos (Total 75 min), 9 lectures, 2 quiz
7 vidéos
Lesson 1 Part 2: What's it all about?15 min
Lesson 1 Part 3: Plato, Socrates, Dialogues, Masks 8 min
Lesson 1 Part 4: Symposium, Socrates, Satyr 12 min
Lesson 1 Part 5: Contradiction5 min
Lesson 1 Part 6: Let's Have An Argument 9 min
Lesson 1 Part 7: What's Socrates LIke? 14 min
9 lectures
Lesson 1 - Readings, and Let's Meet Our Players!10 min
About The Quizzes (for Lesson 1 and the rest of the Plato weeks)10 min
1.1 Euthyphro and the Bad Dad10 min
1.2 What's It All About?10 min
1.3 Plato, Socrates, Dialogues, Masks10 min
1.4 Symposium, Socrates, Satyr10 min
1.5 Contradiction10 min
1.6 Let's Have An Argument!10 min
1.7 What's Socrates Like?10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Euthyphro Quiz 112 min
Euthyphro Quiz 212 min
Semaine
2
4 heures pour terminer

Plato's Euthyphro II: Two Problems

This is our second week reading "Euthyphro". (But we hardly got into it last week!) The two problems are: 1) Should Euthyphro do? 2) What is holiness? Mostly the dialogue concerns 2) but 1) is there for a reason. Suppose a friend asks you for advice: 'I think dad murdered someone. What should I do?' Probably you wouldn't pull down the dictionary and look up 'holiness', right? But why not? Food for thought. This lesson also contains quite a bit of background about ancient Greek religion and law.

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8 vidéos (Total 105 min), 9 lectures, 2 quiz
8 vidéos
Lesson 2 Part 2: Mystery Machines8 min
Lesson 2 Part 3: Meeting Euthyphro11 min
Lesson 2 Part 4: Thinking Straight, Thinking in Circles15 min
Lesson 2 Part 5: Mantis & Mess12 min
Lesson 2 Part 6: What Is Holiness?14 min
Lesson 2 Part 7: What Is Holiness? Continued?16 min
Lesson 2 Part 8: Divine Service Industry11 min
9 lectures
Lesson 2 Readings - and More Thoughts About Personalities10 min
2.1 Agony Aunts10 min
2.2 Mystery Machines10 min
2.3 Meeting Euthyphro10 min
2.4 Thinking Straight, Thinking In Circles10 min
2.5 Mantis and Mess10 min
2.6 What Is Holiness?10 min
2.7 What is Holiness, Continued10 min
2.8 Divine Service Industry10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Euthyphro Quiz 312 min
Euthyphro Quiz 412 min
Semaine
3
3 heures pour terminer

Plato’s Meno: What is Virtue?

We're moving on to our next dialogue, Plato's "Meno". Meno is a slick fellow: sophist-in-training. He wants to know whether Socrates thinks virtue can be taught. Socrates doesn't even know what it is! Meno doesn't see the problem. He can talk about this stuff! But his tongue gets stung numb by the Socratic stingray. Overall, the dialogue has a peculiar virtue-geometry-virtue structure. And we meet two more characters: the boy, who learns geometry; the sturdy citizen, Anytus, who doesn't trust sophists. In this first "Meno" lesson, we don’t get past the poetry that introduces the geometry. (What's with that?) We consider difficulties defining ‘virtue’, and whether definitions are a good thing to ask for. We consider some oddities about virtue. Why does everything think they know what it is? And: is there any science around here?

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7 vidéos (Total 81 min), 8 lectures, 2 quiz
7 vidéos
Lesson 3 Part 2: What's Wrong With Euthyphro?22 min
Lesson 3 Part 3: Virtue, Geometry, Virtue (Persephone, Pain & Gain) 8 min
Lesson 3 Part 4: Does Anyone Know What Virtue Is?9 min
Lesson 3 Part 5: What Is Virtue? 13 min
Lesson 3 Part 6: The Socratic Fallacy?7 min
Lesson 3 Part 7: Science? & Does Anyone Want What Is Bad?5 min
8 lectures
Lesson 3 Readings; and Let's Meet Our Players!10 min
3.1 Self-Help10 min
3.2 What's Wrong with Euthyphro?10 min
3.3 Virtue, Geometry, Virtue (Persephone, Pain & Gain)10 min
3.4 Does Anyone Know What Virtue Is?10 min
3.5 What Is Virtue?10 min
3.6 The Socratic Fallacy?10 min
3.7 Science? & Does Anyone Want What Is Bad?10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Meno Quiz 112 min
Meno Quiz 212 min
Semaine
4
3 heures pour terminer

Plato's Meno: Virtue - Geometry - Virtue.

We are still working on Plato’s “Meno”. This week we get to the geometry lesson and Socrates’ tentative definition/formula for success: virtue is mindfulness. That means: when you do things, you do them for the right reasons, and with knowledge of those reasons. That sounds good, but it’s kind of a high bar for humans to clear. Could it turns out that there is such a thing as virtue, only none of us have it?

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7 vidéos (Total 91 min), 8 lectures, 2 quiz
7 vidéos
Lesson 4 Part 2: Ethics, Math, Certainty & Surprise 19 min
Lesson 4 Part 3: How Useful Is The Socratic Method?16 min
Lesson 4 Part 4: The Geometry Lesson12 min
Lesson 4 Part 5: How To Teach Math15 min
Lesson 4 Part 6: Virtue As Mindfulness?11 min
Lesson 4 Part 7: Formulas For Success?7 min
8 lectures
Lesson 4 Readings, and Further Thoughts On Personalities10 min
4.1 Is Ethics Like Math?10 min
4.2 Ethics, Math, Certainty and Surprise10 min
4.3 How Useful Is The Socratic Method?10 min
4.4 The Geometry Lesson10 min
4.5 How To Teach Math10 min
4.6 Virtue As Mindfulness?10 min
4.7 Formulas For Success?10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Meno Quiz 312 min
Meno Quiz 412 min
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Principaux examens pour Raison et persuasion : étude de trois dialogues de Platon

par SSFeb 3rd 2017

Very interesting. The questions were rather challenging. The book clarifies a lot, and porf. Holbroke has a nice way of teaching. The videos were rather enticing and very informative.

par TWDec 17th 2017

Very interesting, diversity of material (drawings used) and of texts used makes every chapter seem fresh. Professor is funny and random jokes kept me involved whilst staying relaxed.

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John Holbo, Associate Professor

DEPARTMENT of PHILOSOPHY

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