Prepare an essay using the philosophical method [see below if you are still not sure what this means] to address the ideas contained in the questions below: Suppose a friend asked, Why are you studying philosophy? It is an abstract, totally impractical, and useless subject. What sort of reply could be made in defense of philosophy? Your reply should include a definition of philosophy and an argument for or against the discipline. In your answer, be sure to include an explanation of the Socratic method. What are the various stages of this method? Identify the methodology as it is applied in Socrates conversation with Thrasymachus. What was the issue they were debating? How did Socrates get Thrasymachus to realize that there were problems with his initial position? Be sure to demonstrate how this conversation illustrates Socrates method?