Ancient Greek Philosophy
Fall Semester 2022
Study Guide for the midterm.
Please note!!! This guide is NOT intended to be exhaustive. In other words, it does not claim to cover everything that might appear on the test. Rather, it should give you some examples of the kinds of things you should direct your attention to when preparing for the test.
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You should, among other things, be familiar with:
–important Greek terms, e.g.,
–central doctrines of the presocratics, including ability to name the arche of the philosopher
be able to explain briefly and clearly central concepts and arguments in Plato, e.g., the following:
form, being and becoming
Socratic/Platonic conception of virtue
Requirements for definition (Euthyphro)
knowledge and opinion
theory of forms and arguments supporting it
divided line in the Republic
arguments for immortality of the soul in the Phaedo
argument against the claim that sophistry is an art (techne) in the Gorgias
arguments for and against identification of the good with pleasure in the Gorgias
definitions of love in the Symposium
ladder of love in the Symposium
conception of forms in the Symposium