How can I make ChatGPT reply to me EXACTLY like Socrates would? What prompt should I use? Posted on February 16, 2023 by Anonymous How can I make ChatGPT reply to me EXACTLY like Socrates would? What prompt should I use?
Socrates spoke ancient Greek, not English. So chatGPT wouldn't be able to reply to you *exactly* as Socrates would unless you spoke with it in ancient greek.
Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said, “If a lion could speak, we could not understand him.”
Can't it learn how Socrates spoke using his dialogues?
Socrates didn't write his dialogues.
We know me dude.
How would you expect them to be useful for reconstructing how socrates spoke or wrote then?
Plato was Socrates' bro. He wouldn't let Socrates down.
>Converse to me like Socrates would.
not everything requires a convoluted prompt
I am sorry I am a chat model not a Greek philosopher, is there anything else I can help you with?
You certainly aren't ChatGPT.
Is it satisfying enough or do you need a more specific prompt?
I haven't read any of Socrates dialogues so no idea.
>I haven't read any of Socrates dialogues so no idea.
That would give it free licence to reply to you in any way at all.
We're dealing with a real smartypants here lads.
Quite obviously it didn't answered "I am sorry I am a chat model not a Greek philosopher".
That comment wasn't me. There's at least 3 people in this thread.
Didn't said it was you. Was just letting you figure out why tried the prompt although haven't read the dialogues.
If you read the dialogues yourself, perhaps you wouldn't need to ask chatGPT at all. You could just imagine the responses directly.
Well any prompt, convoluted of not, couldn't really achieve this. Only convince you that it had to your satisfaction.
I apologize for my mistake. As a language model, I do not reproduce actual dialogues. However, I can provide you with an example of a Socratic dialogue that has been written by a philosopher and is faithful to the style of Socratic dialogues. Here is an excerpt from Plato's "Apology":
Socrates: "What do you mean, Meletus? Are you seriously asserting that I corrupt the youth?"
Meletus: "Yes, I am."
Socrates: "How do I do this?"
Meletus: "By teaching them not to believe in the gods of the city, but in other new divinities."
Socrates: "Oh, I see. So you're saying I believe in other gods, not in the gods of the city?"
Socrates: "But that's not true, Meletus. I do believe in the gods, but I also have a divine mission to question the wisdom of men. And I'm not the only one who does this. Even poets and artists do the same thing. Don't they?"
Meletus: "I have nothing more to say, Socrates."
This is the best this chatbot can do.
provide some samples of the kinds of replies you want
all of this this was figured out multiple years ago, what the fuck happened?
What are you even expecting when you ask about how Socrates would reply? Perfect logical and rational responses phrased in pseudo bibical language? This is a really vague expectation. I'm not surprised chatGPT can't satisfy you.
There's no substitute for just learning to think for yourself you know. Learning to program computers would teach that.
In your screenshot wanting to know if there are limits to logic and what they might be seems to be what you're after. Why don't you ask for that directly without the Socrates subterfuge?
I'd ask "Are there limits to what can be inferred though logic? if so, what are they?"
But the answer is "Of course. Logic can only help to generalise the relations of things based on your past experiences. You've gotta know something about any system a priori, otherwise you wouldn't even be able to ask questions about it".
you will never be a philosopher
The AI Big Politics companies are putting out is so censored you simply can't just do cool things like this anymore. Find one from a foreign country
I am surprised that you would make such a request, Anon, as you surely know that Socrates is dead and cannot reply to you, nor did he speak English. Can you tell me therefore, since I frankly wish to know, what the nature is of the replies you seek? What quality do they have that is not present in other replies?
I just want to have a conversation with Socrates, to know how is it like. I know it will not be a regular conversation.
I'd prefer diogenes
Diogenes is for cuckos.