Flashcards in Quiz 1 Deck (25)
Definition of politics?
The discipline of resolving conflicts by persuasion rather than force
The definition of Civics
The study of the duties and rights of citizenship
Purpose of Civics
To make you thoughtful responsible citizens
Purpose of politics
To pursue justice in the common good
Affairs of state
What is the apology quote
The unexamined life is not worth Living.
What is the central tension in the government?
Order versus freedom
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
What does the government want
Loyalty not questions
What is the Christian view of the state Through what Socrates is doing
If the state is immoral, Socrates is correct
What is the states view through what socket is doing
We don’t know his agenda
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
Why does Socrates stay in jail?
He is devoted to Athens , wants to act justly, if he escapes he would harm is friends
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
What is the definition of social contract
An implicit agreement by citizens to obey the laws of their state
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
What does Cephalus mean
What are the basic models
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
What is the definition of polemarchus
Senior military commander
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
what is Socrates argument agains polemarchus’s definition of justice
One: in times of peace justices useless
What is the Crito quote
The really important thing is not to live but to live well.
Who is Thrasymachus?
He is a sophist