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Plato: A Real Wise Guy
"A student of Socrates, a teacher of Aristotle, and one of the most brilliant philosophers of antiquity. If a subject is of any importance, chances are, Plato wrote about it."
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In Plato's "The Republic", who does Socrates suggest should rule over society?
nobody; no man should rule over any other man
an elite group of "philosopher-kings"
an elected parliament
True or false: in Plato's "The Republic", Socrates argues for freedom of expression and against censorship.
What is the primary subject of Socrates' dialogues with Thaetetus?
the origin of the universe
the best form of civic government
the nature of human knowledge
whether or not God exists
Plato and his most esteemed student, Aristotle, both appear in the painting "The School of Athens" by which Renaissance master?
Leonardo da Vinci
Which subject does Socrates discuss in "Euthyphro"?
The purpose of art and music
Piety, and our duties toward the gods
How to determine if a war is just
The need to discipline children properly
In Plato's "Crito," Crito tries, unsuccessfully, to convince Socrates to do which of the following things?
become the new king of Athens
renounce his philosophy
urge the masses to rise up in revolt
flee from Athens
What is the subject of Plato's "The Symposium"?
In "The Symposium", what Greek playwright suggests that all human beings are seeking their missing other halves?
Which of Plato's works describes the trial of Socrates, and Socrates' defense against charges that he was corrupting the youth of Athens?
According to Plato's "Phaedo," what was Socrates' demeanor in his cell, as he awaited his pending execution?
Angered by the injustice of his sentence
Pleasant, calm and resigned to his fate
Saddened and depressed
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Compiled Jun 28 12