Assignment 2: Platonic Dialogue
Write a two- to three-page dialogue between Socrates and a person of your choosing that accomplishes the following:
- Identify a belief. For example, you might choose a religious belief, a moral value, or a political position. It can be a belief you yourself hold or one you have seen professed by other people.
- Provide reasons for that belief.
- Analyze the reasons using the Socratic method, as Socrates does with Thrasymachus’ views on justice in the Republic. Refer to the list of fallacies in the textbook to see if the reasons include any logical inconsistencies that might be used to challenge the belief. For a student example of such a dialogue, see the end of the chapter in the textbook.