Episode 112 – Lessons from the Trial and Death of Socrates
In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss lessons to be learned from the trial and death of Socrates. We cover:
– Historical background
– Transition to democracy from Aristocracy
– The Sophists, rhetoric, and relativism
– The Socratic method.
– The importance of asking questions
– The Trial
– Philosophy helps the city
– Is there a tension between politics and philosophy?