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Definition of politics?

The discipline of resolving conflicts by persuasion rather than force

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The definition of Civics

The study of the duties and rights of citizenship

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Purpose of Civics

To make you thoughtful responsible citizens

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Purpose of politics

To pursue justice in the common good

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Republic

Affairs of state

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What is the apology quote

The unexamined life is not worth Living.

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What is the central tension in the government?

Order versus freedom

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What are the major themes in the apology?

Socrates argues the philosophy is necessary for the life of the state and he demonstrates the philosophy is vulnerable to the needs of the state

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What does the government want

Loyalty not questions

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What is the Christian view of the state Through what Socrates is doing

If the state is immoral, Socrates is correct

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What is the states view through what socket is doing

We don’t know his agenda

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Why does crito want Socrates to be freed

So he doesn’t have a bad reputation, Socrates doesn’t abandon sons, it’s unjust for Socrates to be punished

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Why does Socrates stay in jail?

He is devoted to Athens , wants to act justly, if he escapes he would harm is friends

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What does the state need

It needs laws. Need citizens who cannot pick and choose the laws they follow and to break the laws to undermine the authority of the state

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What is the definition of social contract

An implicit agreement by citizens to obey the laws of their state

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What is the beginning of the republic of Plato show and relate to.?

It describes the ways that government can be shown through force versus persuasion

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What does Cephalus mean

Head, source

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What are the basic models

Tradition/patriotism/realism

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Which basic model does Cephalus show And what is his definition of justice?

Cephalus is a tradition and his definition is to speak truth and get what is owed

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What is the definition of polemarchus

Senior military commander

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What basic model is polemarchus And what is the definition of justice?

He is a patriotism definition is doing good friends and doing harm to enemies

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what is Socrates argument agains polemarchus’s definition of justice

One: in times of peace justices useless

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What is the Crito quote

The really important thing is not to live but to live well.

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Who is Thrasymachus?

He is a sophist

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What is Thrasymachus’ def of justice?

advantage of the stronger power