Conversations of Socrates Topics for Discussion

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What were the charges against Socrates? Why was Socrates seemingly indifferent to the outcome?

What do you think of Robin Waterfield's interpretative arguments? Evaluate two of his arguments.

What do you think of Xenophon's defense of Socrates in the Memoirs? Is the defense successful? To what extent do Socrates' dialogues show that he is truly good and helpful?

What is Socrates' ideal of true goodness in Xenophon's dialogues? Explain in detail.

What does Socrates argue about the nature of love in The Dinner-Party? Is he right or wrong?

What does it take to be a good estate-manager for Socrates? How is it related to being a good person?

What does Socrates mean when he says that "virtue is knowledge?" What does Xenophon think he means?

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