JQ: Are you the type of person who asks many questions? Who do you ask them to? What types of questions do you like? Factual? Philosophical? Humorous?
1. Who was Socrates? What did he believe?
2. The trial of Socrates.
- Another attempt (after the successful attempts of 411 and 404) is made to overthrow Athenian democracy. This one, in which young men associated with Socrates play a prominent role, is beat back.
- 399 B.C. Socrates is charged with “corrupting the youth” of Athens and “not believing in the gods the state believes in, but in other new spiritual beings.” He is convicted on a 280-220 by a 500-person jury of freemen, then sentenced to death by hemlock by a larger margin.
3. Occupy Wall Street. What would Aristotle and Socrates say?
- Review inequality data: what does the “99%” mean?
- Occupy Detroit and Occupy Madison
- Power and Protest: Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party (time permitting)
- List of places where Occupy protests have occurred
Heath: Chapter 5, Section 3 (continued) Pages 120-122 “Philosophers Search for Truth;
Spielvogel Pages 75 -81: “The Greek Love of Wisdom” Socrates, Plato, Aristotle
Heath: Chapter 5, Section 4: “Alexander’s Conquests spread Greek Culture”Pages 122-127
Spielvogel: Pages 84-102 “The Hellenistic World”