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  • Trial And Death Of Socrates
    881 words
    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...
  • Death Over Exile Socrates
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    "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...
  • Death Of Socrates
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    Socrates, considered by many historians as the greatest mind to ever live, spent his final days under the false accusations of the law. These accusation were that Socrates was not worshipping the gods of the popular ancient culture, and was also corrupting the young with his constant questioning of the truths of other philosophers. Socrates defended himself under the eyes of the court, and proved to all through reason that the accusations of the court were false. However, the jury had found Socr...
  • Jury At Socrates Trial
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    The Innocence of Socrates The goals of this paper will be to explore the death of Socrates and to support the thesis that the jury at Socrates' trial was not justified in its decision to sentence him to death. One of the major charges against Socrates in his trial was that of 'impiety. ' This allegation specifically referred to Socrates' neglect of the accepted public gods of the city and introducing new gods. 'Neglecting the public gods' may have referred to Socrates' individualistic optimism w...
  • Meletos Charges Socrates
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    The accusers, Meletos, Any tos, and Lycos, are all young and trying to make a name for themselves. They begin by telling everyone not to be deceived and to take caution because Socrates is a "clever speaker". According to Socrates, the difference between him and his accusers is that he speaks the truth. He is on trial for two items, which include, corrupting the youth and impiety. Socrates tells everyone that he has no experience with the court and he will speak the way he is used to by being ho...
  • Socrates
    476 words
    Plato The Trial and Death of Socrates Book 4: Phaedo Socrates is admired for his willingness to explore an argument wherever it would lead as well as having the moral courage to follow its conclusion. Socrates, the master of argumentation, manages to make his points through creative word choices and his eloquent speeches. In book 4, of The Trial and Death of Socrates, Socrates uses his gracious speaking style to prove his debate of life after death. Socrates posses a great ability to portray his...
  • Accusations Socrates
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    As we read in the Apology, Socrates was on trial because he was thought to be a wise man who taught his views to the youth. Being wise was an illegal behavior during his time. He was accused of making weaker arguments the stronger. Knowing none of these accusations to be true, Socrates told the jury what he believed to be true. When found guilty of such accusations Socrates did let it be known he did not fear death. As a philosopher he questioned the purity of everything, and of course the heave...
  • Good And Evil
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    In the days of Socrates, he felt that if you lived a humble peaceful life that there was nothing to fear in death. Socrates was accused of corrupting the youth with his teachings in The Apology. The question posed was no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or death Based on our limited knowledge of death, this is a very difficult question that could be disputed any number of ways. But for the sake of argument, I am going to defend the statement with respect to Socrates ideas that no ev...
  • Socrates
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    Plato's "Defense of Socrates" follows the trial of Socrates for charges of corruption of the youth. His accuser, Miletus, claims he is doing so by teaching the youth of Athens of a separate spirituality from that which was widely accepted. Socrates' argument was unique in that he tried to convince the jury he was just an average man and not to be feared, but in actuality demonstrated how clever and tenacious he was. He begins with an anecdote of his visit to the Oracle of Delphi, which told him ...
  • Enkidus Death Gilgamesh
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    Sarah Rask e October 11, 2000 Socrates vs. Gilgamesh Socrates view of death in the Phaedo, Crito, and Apology is complex. His argument tries to prove that philosophers, of all people, are in the best state to die or will be in the best state after life because of the life they lead. Socrates views are sharply contrasted in The Epic of Gilgamesh. In fact, he would probably say that Gilgamesh had not lived the proper kind of life and his views of life, and death would lead to an unsettled existenc...
  • Socrates
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    David M. Gerson 9/26/00 CONCEPTS OF HUMAN NATURE T H 1: 00 REC M 9: 00 SOCRATES WANTS TO REMAIN There are many instances in Plato's the Crito where Socrates gives reasons for himself to stay in Athens and face his death. Arguments range from that of him being too old to run, to the common response two wrongs don't make a right. The reason I intend to argue against is one Socrates expresses in regards to his obligations to the city he has lived in all his life, and thus the rules that he has subs...
  • Socrates As Being Anti Life
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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...
  • Popular With Many Of The People Socrates
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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 philosop...
  • Socrates Is Death An Evil
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    Why are we mistaken death to be an evil -according to Socrates Is death an evil, and what really happens after we die These are questions that people have asked themselves for thousands of years. And I really don t think anyone has found the correct answer to this, at least not as I know of. Socrates, one of our ancient Greek philosophers had his arguments that death is not an evil, and he also believed in immortality of the soul. Himself was sentenced to death, and many critics believe that he ...
  • Socrates Punishment
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    Socrates made the correct choice to continue with his "Apology" after he received this guilty verdict. Socrates continued his defense after he received the guilty verdict for several reasons. I think the reasons why he continued his defense are: he wanted to acknowledge the Athenians who voted for his acquittal and guilt, and the jury still had to decide Socrates' punishment. When the jury gave him the death penalty, Socrates' continued his defense to tell the people who found him guilty that he...
  • Socrates Believes
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    Beer Advertisement The objective of the first assignment was to create an illustration of a beer advertisment in a full color, realistic or stylized. The illustration should show the beers attributes in a positive light. First of all, the development of this assignment began with a variety of thumbnails for the illustration, which could range from literal to obscure, then drawing a full size illustration, and finally developing the finished illustration with an any medium. The image had to expre...

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