The Love of Wisdom
OH, SOCRATES! This unit is a rite of passage for everyone who passes through my humanities curriculum - possibly the most intellectually demanding - and the most rewarding - unit in this course. We begin this unit with a discussion of the Greek sophists and Plato's Allegory of the Cave before moving on to the heart of the unit: the controversies surrounding the trial and death of Socrates. Our primary readings in this unit include Aristophanes' play, The Clouds, as well as Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito.