Student's name Professor's name Course Title Date Review questions for in-class final examination Socrates claims that he is not a teacher (33a) but his actions (i.e. persuading others not to care for their bodies at the expense of their souls) seem to involve a form of teaching and he also claims (35c) that it is right to try to persuade and teach others. How could one address this tension on behalf of Socrates? Socrates is torn between expressing himself as an individual and being mistaken as a teacher. He promotes human freedom of choice but also wants to play a role in influencing thought. As a scholar Socrates is cautious about other people being influenced by his ideas and striving to live by his principles. Being an influential member of the society Socrates strives to limit his influence in the society and to promote individual freedoms amongst the members slaves and the women was lacking in the exercise of the understanding and strength of the body. The double standards arise as a result of men being given an education that enabled them to achieve habits of virtue and to become independent while the women are only physically empowered. According to Pateman the notion of ‘civil society' is ambiguous. What does this ambiguity consist in and how is it used to obscure the existence of the sexual contract? The ambiguity is brought about by the fact that civil society refers both to the private and public distinctions and relates to both distinctions in several ways. The public distinction refers to the state while the private contradicts the state. It is used to obscure the existence of a sexual contract by citing women as being members of the private distinction where they undergo a variety of oppressive and exploitative experiences. [...]
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