Great Dialogues Topics for Discussion

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Why does Socrates object when Meno, trying to define virtue, gives a list of virtues?

What is Socrates' reasoning for allowing women to hold any role in the ideal republic?

What is the greatest form of love, according to Socrates' speech in "Symposium?"

In "Crito," why does Socrates claim that obedience is owed to the state, even if it is wrong?

What, according to Thrasymachus in "The Republic," is the definition of justice?

Summarize the arguments given for the immortality of the soul in "The Republic" and "Phaedo." Which, if any, are convincing?

Why does Socrates believe that the philosophers must be forced to rule in the ideal republic?

Why does Socrates claim that so many people hate him in "The Apology"?

In "Meno," what does Socrates conclude that virtue is?

What is the meaning of the cave metaphor in the Republic VII?

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