Mon, Jan 28
How do you decide what to believe? You might think that you should only believe something if you know why it is true. Socrates thought that we should question absolutely everything and not rest until we know our beliefs lie on a secure foundation. In this class, we'll consider Socrates' approach to skepticism. And we'll debate whether there are some beliefs we shouldn't question at the risk of destabilizing ourselves, our relationships... maybe even our form of government.
Key Concepts: Ancient Skepticism, the Socratic Method (Elenchus)
- Homework: Reading Reflection Journal