“Evolution of the Greek Mind” – The Greek Enlightenment

 

 

This assignment corresponds with pages 25-31 in your reading.

Tarnas: “Evolution of The Greek Mind from Homer to Plato” – The Greek Enlightenment

 

1) Terms:

imperialism

dialectic

secularism

Sophists

objectivity

subjectivity

atheism

agnosticism

paideia

 

2) Choose any two other words in this section that you do not know. Record their definitions, too.

 

3) Look up the term “enlightenment.” In what ways is this time in Greek history a time of enlightenment? (Use specific examples.)

 

4) Using your own opinions, explain some ways in which the Sophists reflect an improved philosophy, compared to earlier ideas. Then, explain the ways in which these ideas raised concerns for Greeks at the time.

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