Why do you think philosophy is so unpopular here?
(05-27-2010, 05:22 PM)Antonius Block Wrote: Starting with Plato is a very good idea, but the Apology will not help you get a grasp of the Socratic method. It's a monologue, for crying out loud! The Socratic method relies fundamentally on dialogue!  The Apology is great, and will definitely introduce you to Socrates in a powerful way, but I'd pick one of the so-called "early" dialogues, too, to get a sense of method. I'd recommend in particular the Euthyphro: that will definitely show you what Socrates is up to and how.

What I meant was that the Apology explains the "whys" behind Socrates' mission.  Plus, there is a dialogue in the middle of the text when he examines Anytus, one of his accusers.  As for a dialogue itself, Euthyphro is great, as is Crito.

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Re: Why do you think philosophy is so unpopular here? - by Pilgrim - 05-28-2010, 09:22 AM

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