Plato on tradition and belief
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- Learning outcomes
- What is a traditional belief?
- Plato and Socrates in Athens
- Plato’s Socrates
- Introducing the Laches
- Laches and Greek tradition
- Is courage endurance? Socrates’ argument
- Is courage endurance? Introducing deductive arguments
- Is courage endurance? The case of the foolish fire-fighter
- Nicias defines courage
- Is courage the whole of virtue?
- The puzzle of the Laches
- Knowledge, opinion and the statues of Daedalus
- Why Socrates does not know the answers (and why Plato will not tell us what they are)
- Why does Plato reject tradition?
- The Socratic method, teaching and learning
- Keep on learning
- Further reading
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