- 17 Dec 2020
- 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An introduction to Western philosophy and logic
By focusing on a passage from Plato’s Euthyphro, I will introduce the Socratic methods of dialogue and argument with which Western philosophy begins. In particular, Socrates asks whether piety is what is loved by the gods, or whether the gods love that which is pious. We will then take a closer look at the logical form of these Socrates’ questions, considering the nature of the concepts involved. The workshop will conclude by contemplating an analogous question in ethics: is it that our actions are right in virtue of aligning with our moral values, or are our moral values an attempt to value what is right?