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Death Over Exile Socrates
822 words"Courage does not lie within an action, but within a person". Socrates believed strongly in these words, but why would a man face his own death, especially when an option to avoid his demise is readily available During his Apology Socrates said; "For anything that man can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them... ". and continued by stating that he considered both conceivable states of death a gain. One which is an eternal night filled with peaceful rest, and the more commo...
Discussion Between Socrates And Crito
1,744 wordsSocrates, in his conviction from the Athenian jury, was both innocent and guilty as charged. In Plato's Five Dialogues, accounts of events ranging from just prior to Socrates' entry into the courthouse up until his mouthful of hemlock, both points are represented. Socrates' in dealing with moral law was not guilty of the crimes he was accused of by Miletus. Socrates was only guilty as charged because his peers had concluded him as such. The laws didn't find Socrates guilty; Socrates was guilty b...
Meletus Charge Against Socrates
1,881 wordsTHE APOLOGY The Apology, written by Socrates student Plato, is a narrative of Socrates addressing the Athens Court of Justice for which he states he is on trial for being an evil doer, and a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and in heaven, and he makes the worse appear the better cause; and he teaches the aforesaid doctrines to others (Harwood 201). In another passage in the Apology Socrates states others accuse him of not believing in the gods of the state, but in other d...
Page 44 From The Apology Socrates
797 wordsApology 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...
539 wordsIn Plates Euthyphro, Crito and the Apology, we learn of Socrates highly critical view of the democracy. Socrates believed that democracy was a flawed system because it left the state in the hands of the unenlightened and it valued all opinions as equal. In the Apology, we see how Socrates believed it was his duty to stand for the law and justice despite the wishes of The Assembly, and this cold have cost him his life. In Crito, Socrates states to obey the laws of the State, only if they are just...
Pursuit Of Excellence 1 Socrates
1,067 wordsThe pursuit of excellence 1) Socrates did not write "Apology". Socrates did not actually write anything, It was his friend Plato that wrote and documented Socrates's speeches and dialog's. The "Apology" supposes to be an accurate account by Plato of Socrates's trial before the Athenian jury in 399 BCE. The trial began with the prosecutors presenting their case against Socrates before the Athenian jury. In this trial Meletus, the prosecutor, argued that Socrates was guilty of corrupting the youth...
Trial And Death Of Socrates
433 words"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...
Crito And Apology
281 wordsYou can see two different styles of speech that Socrates uses in the Apology and the Crito. In the Apology, Socrates was defending himself and trying to prove his innocence. In the Crito, Socrates was telling his beliefs in the whole truth. You will see that he speaks differently on one occasion than he did in another. In the Apology, Socrates was using rhetoric and trying to persuade the people that he was innocent. He told everyone that the people corrupt the youth, not him. He cross-examined ...
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