Complete both parts of the University of Phoenix Material: Rise of Western Philosophy worksheet.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.
Use the matrix below to compare and contrast one example of the worldview of one of the Presocratics (Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, etc.), to one of the Sophists (Protagoras, Gorgias, or Thrasymachus), and finally to the thought of Socrates. Select statements or passages that illustrate the three different attempts to explain the nature of the world.
In 350 to 700 words, compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of the two groups of thinkers—Presocratics and Sophists—to the Socratic method, as regards the ability to give us knowledge of the world around us.
Read “Presocratic Philosophy: Ultimate Reality” on pp. 5-10 in Reading 1 of Philosophy