Kreeft, Philosophy 101 by Socrates
1. Please type your answers to these questions. (Handwritten answers will be accepted, but at a 15-point penalty.)
2. Put your name on at the top of the page.
3. Number your answers. Each answer should be at least four sentences long.
4. Print out two copies of your answers -- one for you and one for me -- and bring them to class. Late papers (turned in after the class is over) will earn a zero for the assignment.
II. From the Euthyphro: Philosophy Exemplified
1. Why is Socrates a radically new kind of man? What sort of way of thinking does he offer?
2. Compare the personalities of Euthyphro and Socrates.
3. What do you make of the fact that Kreeft uses the word jihad to describe Socrates personal spiritual warfare? What images does jihad conjure up in your mind?
4. What does Kreeft mean when he calls Socrates the apostle of reason?
5. Socrates offers Euthyphro veiled insults disguised as praises. How does this differ from the way Jesus dealt with his enemies? (Refer to Matthew 15:7 (etc.) Mark 14:61 and its context. Remember that Jesus never sinned, even in anger [Hebrews 4:15].)
6. Does Euthyphro teach Socrates anything?
7. Does Euthyphro feel threatened by Socrates? Why or why not?