Appiah says “language helps shape common responses” (73). He gives you examples about how it is important to have conversation even if we do not always agree with what the other is saying it is still important to communicate. Appiah is a philosopher and uses a lot of his own ideas, personal stories, historical events, and current events to back up his essay. In “Making Conversation”, he introduces the idea of cosmopolitanism. He first introduces it by taking us back into history.
Smart man Beckman gets an A+ from those who can understand him, but a D from those who didn’t know what the hell he was talking about. The rest of my sources weren’t so bad. The journal (The Case Against Teaching Virtue For Pay: Socrates and Sophists, by David Corey) treated me much better, for in this source you didn’t have to have an extensive knowledge in Greek philosophy. The general gist of the text was arguing payment for teaching virtue because many felt that virtue could not be taught based on the fact that most did not know what virtue was in full. Socrates said that he had no
Philosopher King v. Despot It was a rather frequent occurrence for Socrates and his companions to gather in a public dwelling to converse about wisdom and life. On one of these occasions, the topic of rulers was brought up and thoroughly dissected. Socrates argued that a philosopher would be an idyllic ruler and pointed out how the despot is the exact opposite. A teacher tries to explain the different aspects of the conversation Socrates had with his disciples to a student. The teacher perceives that although the philosopher king would be the finest choice for a ruler, it was much more likely that for a despot to hold the position of power.
Appeals to Logos = Appeal to reason * Consistency of argument * Clarity in asserting a thesis or point * Quality of reasons/evidence used in support of the point Appeals to Ethos = Appeal to Ethos by presenting writer as credible, knowledgeable, and trustworthy * Do your homework: know your subject. * Use evidence responsibly. * Be fair to alternative views. * Search for values and assumptions you can share with your audience. * Show that you care about your issue; show why your reader should care.
The Greek philosopher Aristotle, student of Plato, identified three appeals to make a writer’s argumentative writing more effective. These appeals are divided into three main categories: emotional, logical, and ethical. When trying to focus on the emotions and values, emotional appeals are used, appeals to reason or logic are known as logical appeals, and appeals that support the credibility of the author are known as ethical appeals. Apparently the author of a “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther King Jr., is aware of these appeals, as he uses them effectively throughout the letter. The use of ethical appeals focuses on gaining the readers’ respect and trust and building the author’s credibility.
Maybe we would, maybe we wouldn't, but as a philosopher would anyone want their views and ideas to be this common place even after their death. So Aristotle's view of the social class could be thought of as a strategy to flatter and appeal to the upper class. The ones most likely to pass on his views and ideas. Aristotle is as popular as he is, because he tutored Alexander the Great, but it could stand to chance that Aristotle made some of this statements to appeal to Alexander in order to be as popular as he is. This doesn't really fit in with the rest of the idea process, but it was an interesting outlook I stumbled upon whilst brooding.
Yes the source is very reliable. While reading the material there was a lot of different references to his opinions and views and the process of reading as critical thinking, also citing other authors, He really stressed the importance of a personal ability to learn, confidence to learn, think
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.
He believed in the Socratic Method he stated people should question the world around him. In many countries all over the world. Schools still use Socrates method of learning. Another famous Greek philosopher was Aristotle. According to him human reason was the most important human quality.
In order to understand someone you have to see that person’s perspective and when trying to interview one person or a large group of people, that can only be done if the interview is in-depth. As the article says, “Often, deeper understandings are developed through the dialogue of long, in-depth interviews, as interviewer and participant ‘coconstruct’ meaning” (pg. 124). I really enjoyed how this article went into full detail about the many types of