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Socrates and the Socratic Method. How can we use questions to challenge a belief or argument?. Warm-up. Do you ever challenge your parent’s rules? Can you think of an example? Have you ever challenged a teacher’s rule or assignments? How?. Enduring Understandings Essential Questions.

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socrates and the socratic method

Socrates and the Socratic Method

How can we use questions to challenge a belief or argument?

warm up
Warm-up
  • Do you ever challenge your parent’s rules?
  • Can you think of an example?
  • Have you ever challenged a teacher’s rule or assignments? How?
enduring understandings essential questions
Enduring UnderstandingsEssential Questions
  • How can we use questions to challenge a belief or argument?
  • When we form a challenge against a belief or rule questions can help direct and organize our argument
  • We can use questions to strengthen an argument or belief.
  • Socrates development of the elenchus (Socratic method) is one effective method of questioning that continues to be used in the Western World
athen s golden age
ATHEN’S GOLDEN AGE
  • In between the Persians Wars and Peloponnesian War
  • Pericles (right) was a famous general that had a lot of influence in the democratic government
  • Construction of the Parthenon
  • Art, Philosophy, Literature and Theatre all flourished
socrates and plato
SOCRATES AND PLATO

Socrates

  • “The Father of Philosophy”
  • Prominent Citizen
  • Began to question the values and beliefs of Democratic Athens
  • “the gadfly”

Plato

  • Student of Socrates
  • Wrote Socrates’ conversations down
  • Started a school of philosophy
  • Attempted to answer many of Socrates questions about the meaning of life etc.
the socratic method or elenchus
The Socratic Method or Elenchus
  • Individual Athenian has a belief or argument
  • Socrates would constantly question the belief to challenge it

“THE ONLY TRUE WISDOM IS KNOWING THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING”- Socrates

some of socrates question
Some of Socrates’ Question
  • Is our government good?
  • Are the gods real? If they are real where do they live?
  • Can we define Beauty?
  • How has the right to rule Athens?
  • What is goodness?
a video example of a socratic dialogue
A VIDEO EXAMPLE OF A SOCRATIC DIALOGUE

What is the Socratic Problem?

What is Socrates contribution to philosophy?

What is the question in the dialogue?

socratic dialogue groups
SOCRATIC DIALOGUE GROUPS
  • Carter, Anh
  • William, Kimberly
  • Moenay, Danilee
  • Zayim, Mei
  • Alison, Ahmed
  • Natan, Gina
  • Beatriz, Chris
  • Adel,Raj,
  • Francesca, Ava
  • Tania, Tiffanie
  • Lucy, Albert
  • Ciara, Taylor
  • Amanda, Robert
  • Jennifer, Lila