In ancient Greece, Socrates and sophists often have similar objectives in a conversation. Sophists, however, seem to dismiss the Socratic method. The methodological distinction between philosophy and sophistry is taken very seriously by Plato.
This is the first major paper I submitted in university. It is a rhetorical analysis focusing on Socrates's final trial. I have pasted the introduction and the conclusion here. Many thanks to Dr. Mark Brantner from NUS, USP writing centre assistants, as well as all my friends for their help and encouragement. A complete list… Continue reading Plato’s Apology: The Failure of the Socratic Method in Public Discourse
This is probably the last essay that I will write before my GP Exam next Monday. I would like to share it not because I believe that it is very well-written (in fact, there may be many mistakes), but because I really like this quote of Socrates, and feel the passion to write my thoughts… Continue reading An unexamined life is not worth living (Socrates). Do you agree?