• Defense On Socrates Corrupted By A Majority
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    Defense on Socrates There are times in every mans life where our actions and beliefs collide-these collisions are known as contradictions. There are endless instances in which we are so determined to make a point that we resort to using absurd overstatements, demeaning language, and false accusations in our arguments. This tendency to contradict ourselves often questions our character and morals. Similarly, in The Trial of Socrates (Plato's Apology), Meletus' fallacies in reason and his eventual...
  • Socrates Jury Trial Penalty
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    This paper will argue that during "The trial and Death of Socrates", Socrates could have given better arguments for his defense. First it will outline the prejudices or accusations Socrates has to face during his trial. It will then show how Socrates acted as tough he wanted to lose the case and finally it will conclude explaining the arguments Socrates could have given in order to be acquitted. During the first speech (18 a-19 b) Socrates has to overcome two different types of prejudices: the o...
  • Socrates Corrupts The Youth
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    An Apology From Socrates' The Apology is Socrates' defense at his trial. As the dialogue begins, Socrates notes that his accusers have cautioned the jury against Socrates' eloquence, according to Socrates, the difference between him and his accusers is that Socrates speaks the truth. Socrates distinguished two groups of accusers: the earlier and the later accusers. The earlier group is the hardest to defend against, since they do not appear in court. He is all so accused of being a Sophist: tha...
  • Socrates Telling His Students
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    By viewing the painting The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David, Socrates' loyalty to the Athenian government was far more important to him than his own death or friendship. He was more interested in teaching his students about his belief in reason and the law of justice before he died. Still, the students and friends were arguing with him and trying to convince him to renounce his teachings. Socrates was strong in telling his students how it was for the good of society that he drinks the p...
  • The Crito Socrates Decision Escape
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    The dialogue of The Crito, by Plato, recounts the last days of Socrates, immediately before his execution was going to take place in Athens. In the dialogue, Socrates friend, Crito, proposes that Socrates escape from prison. Socrates considers this proposal, trying to decide if escaping would be just and morally justified. Socrates argues against his escape by relating the regulations of the state to the duties of citizens within the state. Socrates sees his execution as a justified because he t...
  • Socrates Refute The God
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    Socrate's First Accusers and Athenian Law Of all confrontations in political philosophy, the biggest is the conflict between philosophy and politics. The problem remains making philosophy friendly to politics. The questioning of authoritative opinions is not easily accomplished nor is that realm of philosophy - the pursuit of wisdom. Socrates was the instigator of the conflict. While the political element takes place within opinions about political life, Socrates asks the question 'What is the ...
  • Socrates Law Friends Renault
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    Socrates Socrates, as known by Renault, was a beautiful creature. Not physically beautiful, but internally and fundamentally beautiful. It was he who said: When you assume the show of any virtue, you open a credit account, which one day you will have to meet or go broke (pp. 398). According to Renault, Socrates taught children free of charge. He often walked and talked with children and young men in the market. They discussed, or more accurately argued in a calm manner, various issues ranging f...
  • Crito Socrates Laws Athens
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    While awaiting his execution in prison, Socrates was confronted by his friend Crito, and given an opportunity to escape. Crito offered a multitude of reasons to support his proposal, however Socrates refused to leave on the basis of four premises: - One must never do wrong, even in return for wrong. - It is wrong to break a just agreement. - The agreement between the laws of Athens and its citizens is just because all citizens are allowed two alternatives to obeying the laws. - Leaving would con...
  • Apology Socrates Knowledge People
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    Apology Paper Socrates states that the only thing he knows is that he knows nothing. I feel that Socrates is saying that he recognizes the fact that he does not know much. Socrates does not try to pretend that he is this almighty person who pretends that they know things they don t know. On page 44 from the Apology Socrates says: "I am wiser than this man; it is likely that neither of us knows anything worthwhile, but he thinks he knows something when he does not, whereas when I do not know, nei...
  • Socrates And Agathon Agrees That Love
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    A) Plato's Symposium is a story about a party in which the guests were so sick from continuous parties that instead of drinking at this one party they decide to give stories about love. With the permission of Phaedrus, Socrates has an interesting discussion Agathon instead of a monologue-styled story. Socrates actually starts by giving Agathon a series of questions about love. Socrates goes on to ask Agathon if a father must be father to something in order to be called a father. Then Socrates a...
  • Teaching Of The Youth Socrates Meletus Life
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    Socrates and His Innocence Socrates lived such a private life that it lead to the most important revelation of his entire life. He would go about his life doing nothing but self-examination. In examining his life so strenuously others would come to him to be taught, or to have their children be taught by Socrates. They would offer him money and he would refuse. They would do whatever they could to learn anything Socrates had to teach. What they did not know is that Socrates was not teaching any...
  • Is It Surprising That Socrates Was Found Guilty
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    In the play The Last Days of Socrates by, Plato, Socrates is found guilty of the charges brought against him. Taking into account the articles Euthyphro, the Apology, and I. F. Stone s article, When Free Speech was First Condemned, it is not surprising that Socrates was found guilty. In Euthyphro, and in I. F. Stone s article, Socrates shows the reader that he is aware that his charges are severe and perhaps it is better for him to be convicted. It seems to the reader that Socrates is actually ...
  • Wisest Man Socrates Wisdom Oracle
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    Socrate's Wisdom Basic Phil. Socrates was a man that was in search of the truth about wisdom. However, it became more than just a simple search, rather it tuned into a complex assignment where the answer of true wisdom leads Socrates to be brought up on charges of corrupting society. As a philosopher Socrates is known to take every angle of an argument and to never put belief into one idea. Therefore Socrates was known to perplex even simple ideas and to frustrate his opponent. People who have e...
  • Socrates Definition Of Holiness
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    Socrates was a very simple man who did not have many material possessions and spoke in a plain, conversational manner. Socrates often engaged in conversations with people who claimed to be "experts." He would question them on issues that, if they were the "experts" they claimed to be they would have the correct answer in seconds. Socrates often made these "experts" look quite foolish when he would prove them wrong in front of many other citizens. Plato's Euthyphro is about one day when Socrates ...
  • Socrates Life And Death
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    The Life and Death of Socrates Socrates was a Greek Philosopher who spent most of his live searching for truth. Socrates is considered philosophy s martyr because he was more concerned about righteous living then he was about winning arguments. There are no primary sources of Socrates life so all information about his life and death is based on secondary sources. A secondary source is a written account made some time after an event has taken place by a person who was not an eyewitness. (Leinwand...
  • Socrates Human Nature
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    "Because he was unjustly convicted, Socrates had no obligation to remain in prison." Socrates was convicted by a system of government where the people decided what was going to happen to him, a form of democracy. Since Socrates lived under this type of a government, he was accountable to any punishment that they saw fit. This type of government is chosen by the people, Socrates had the right to vote and whether or not he chose the people in charge directly or indirectly, the majority of his peer...
  • Life Or Anti Life Nietzsche V
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    Life or Anti-Life: Nietzsche vs Socrates Nietzsche s charge that Socrates is anti-life appears to be driven merely by disgust and not proven by fact. I say this mainly because the majority of Nietzsche s accusations in The Problem of Socrates were either negative statements against Socrates physical appearance or inaccurate accounts that he possibly just misunderstood. Therefore, with Nietzsche s invalid charges we can not consider Socrates anti-life. One of Nietzsche s first mistakes is in his ...
  • Questioning People Socrates Death Life
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    In " The Trails and Death of Socrates" we discover Socrates unique approach to philosophy. His method involves questioning people's theories and making them think in order to discover the right answers. Socrates' goals were to achieve more knowledge and at the same time influence other people. I plan to identify and evaluate Socrates practice of philosophy, along with his beliefs and goals. Socrates lived in Athens during the Periclean Age until his death in 399 B. C. He was a well known philos...
  • Refute The God Socrates City Things
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    alternative and prepares the way for the alternative of absolutes. This alternative is not without its' faults. Socratic philosophy is plagued by a destructive element. It reduces the authoritative opinions about political life but replaces it with nothing. This is the vital stem from which the Apology of Socrates is written. Because of the stinging attack on Athenian life, and the opinions they revere so highly, Socrates is placed on trial for his life. The question now, becomes why and in wha...
  • The Apology Socrates Men Wise
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    "The Apology" In "The Apology," by Plato, Plato discusses the trial and death of Socrates, a great philosopher. Throughout The Apology, Socrates stands up for what he believes in, and will not back down. Socrates says things the way they are and consistently does so. There are many important points made throughout that prove this, but one that stands out to me is that Socrates states that the only thing he knows is that he knows nothing. "I am wiser than this man; it is likely that neither of us...