Lauren Castaner Communication A02 28 September 2012 Phaedrus A Book About Communicating an Argument Phaedrus by Plato starts with a meeting between Socrates and Phaedrus in Athens. They are discussing a speech Phaedrus heard earlier that morning and copied down. Phaedrus then goes on to repeat the speech to Socrates, who criticizes it in response stating that there is not enough content and that better speeches were probably made elsewhere. This is the starting point of the argument about the difference between good speeches vs. bad speech and the oral word vs. the written word. This discussion of rhetoric and writing was such a significant contribution to the topic that it is still being taught today.
This essay will analyze the dialogue between Socrates and Euthryphro that takes place before Socrates’ trial with the gods of Athens. Though there were many concepts that were shared throughout the dialogue, I chose to discuss Socrates’ argument of piety, love, and what is just and unjust. Socrates’ dialogue with Euthryphro is one of many forms of tedious arguments that Socrates’ is able to present to his peers. This argument is a pivotal question in Socrates’ philosophy. It teaches us the meaning of free will and being able to independently decide what is truly pious or impious based on personal beliefs.
October 2, 2012 Case Brief Cupp v Murphy 412 U.S. 291 (1973) Facts: Daniel Murphy was convicted of murdering his wife in the second degree. After he found out of the murder he called the police and voluntarily submitted himself to questioning. In the middle of his questioning the police noticed a dark spot on his finger and they asked if they could get a sample and he refused. The police did not respect his wishes and they took the sample anyways of what was under his fingernail. They processed it and later found out there was traces of his wife’s nightgown, skin, and blood all from the deceased victim.
In her review she stated which sentences, and where to find them, that needed the most help. She commented on the fact they were hard to follow and confusing. She also pointed out that I needed to elaborate more on the summary. I only mentioned Ken, a classmate from the excerpt, once in my paper. I need to introduce him in my summary to understand my reference in the conclusion.
Here he says that weather you kill people or take tire of car you will be punished anyway and when you will be punished you will forgot what you did and will be punished for no reason. Secondly, Misfit was forced to kill the family because they recognized him and he was scared that if he leaves them they will call cops. He didn’t wanted to the killings , but circumstances made him do the killings. He wanted to help them because they had an accident
CNSL 144 April 29,2015 Sophist Project My esteemed fellow citizens, Do you believe this gentle man deserves the reward? This man standing in front of me, known to the community as John Doe was given direct orders: Kill the tyrant. He did not and failed to follow through. Feeling panicked, he resulted in killing the tyrant’s son. Now my fear is this, if this man could not follow simple instructions, how can we trust that he will not turn on one of us if we do not give him the reward money??
Throughout the essay I will draw on my own personal experiences of the friendships that I have been exposed to in my lifetime. I will also draw on my experiences of finding a counsellor and embarking on two separate series of counselling, one as part of a couple in a troubled relationship the other, several years later, as part of my desire to change my approach to relationships after experiencing a repetitive negative experience with men. For the purpose of this essay I have chosen to follow Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics, Book VIII) in distinguishing three kinds of friendship: friendships of pleasure, of utility, and of virtue. Utility, meaning to do something together to share some common work or task, this could be a work or professional based friendship where you work together to achieve a common goal. Pleasure being that you share the same hobby or interest whether this is gardening or a sporting activity, similarly to the utility friendship this is centered on something external to the friendship.
Somrann Long/ English 2/ Final Draft For many years now people have been debating whether Brutus from Julius Caesar was a betrayer or a patriot? After reading Julius Caesar and going over the speeches, I believe Brutus is a betrayer. I claim this for the reason he killed one of his closest friends, not only that but Caesar was also about to become the leader of Rome. Just those two reason alone makes him look very bad, but let us go more in depth on why. Some say Brutus is a patriot because he killed Caesar for the sake of Rome so the villagers wouldn’t have to overcome by Caesars power as a leader, an example he said “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.
Describe how the theories of Plato and Aristotle fit along this mind-body issue. Use supplemental material as well as your textbook and lecture notes to support your arguments. The mind-body problem is such that we have a brain (body) and a consciousness (mind) that are physical and non-physical. How do these physical and non-physical entities interact with each other? Are they related at all?
Socrates believed in asking questions, challenging the answers to said questions and then re-examining the logic in arguments that were formed from the Q and A that transpired. This way of thinking was, previous to his teachings, unheard of. He inspired the Athenian youth he taught (Plato was his student) a new form a free thinking. Creating an atmosphere