Reading: text, §23.1–2, [Bis07] (This is available in the Resources area of SmartSite; look in the folder “Handouts”)
Due: Homework #1, due April 12, 2013 at 11:55pm
Discussion question. From Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, Random House, Inc., New York, NY (1972) pp. 72–73:
Actually, Socrates was an organizer. The function of an organizer is to raise questions that agitate, that break through the accepted pattern. Socrates, with his goal of “know thyself,” was raising the internal questions within the individual that are so essential for the revolution which is external to the individual. So Socrates was carrying out the first stage of making revolutionaries. If he had been permitted to continue raising questions about the meaning of life, to examine life and refuse the conventional values, the internal revolution would soon have moved out into the political arena. Those who tried him and sentenced him to death knew what they were doing.How might you apply this philosophy to computer security?
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