Chapter 1 Quiz 3

Chapter 1 Quiz 3

1. After talking to politicians, poets, and artisans, Socrates realizes that he has much to teach the people of Athens? True

2. Which of the following is not used to describe the method Socrates used to pursue philosophy? a. The Socratic Method.
b. Dialectic.
c. Lecture.
d. Conversation.

3. Which of the following is the best definition of Reductio ad Absurdum? a. An argument that that is self-contradictory.
b. An argument that shows how an opponent's position leads to a contradiction.
c. An argument that is invalid, but that is worded in a way that makes it seem conclusive.
d. An argument used by someone who is ignorant.

4. Much of what we know about the philosophy of Socrates comes directly from things he wrote, such as lecture notes. True

5. At the conclusion of most of Plato's dialogues, after forcing his opponent to admit their ignorance, Socrates argues for his own definition of the philosophical concept being discussed. True

6. According to our text, what was Socrates' main philosophical concern? a. Metaphysics.
b. Ethics.
c. Logic.
d. Epistemology.

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