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  • Socrates And Plato
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    Socrates and Plato: Significant Philosophers of Ancient Greece "The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living". This is the famous quote proclaimed by Socrates, a controversial philosopher of ancient Athens. He believed that anyone could lead a significant and meaningful existence by examining his or her own life and ideas very thoroughly. (Soccio) Socrates was wise in respect to the fact that he never accepted a "truth" that was told to him, without getting incontestable evidence to back it up. He ma...
  • Socrates Believes In God And Our Conclusion
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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 Of The Charge Of Heresy
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    The Unjust Execution of Socrates Michael TurackProfessor Pierson History 101.02 The University of Toledo In the vortex of life, many evils have transpired. Vices such as plagues, unforeseen deaths, and corruptness. Among the tragic acts of malefic proportion was the death of the Greek philosopher, Socrates. He tried to prove and invalidate many theories through reasoning, and he was murdered for his beliefs. His execution was not justified because the charges that were brought against him were f...
  • Explain Socrates Actions In Court
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    AN UNEXAMINED LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING "The unexamined life is not worth living". (Apology, p. 41) Socrates held him self up to this standard by allowing the courts to take his life because they would not allow him to continue his quest set forth by the Oracle. An unexamined life would be just coasting through and not making any decisions or asking any questions. Socrates could not see a point in living if you were unable to ask questions and challenge your way of thinking. An examined life woul...
  • Socrates Believes
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    At the elderly age of seventy, Socrates found himself fighting against an indictment of impiety. He was unsuccessful at trial in the year 399 B.C. The charges were corrupting the youth of Athens, not believing in the traditional gods in whom the city believed, and finally, that he believed in other new divinities. In Platos Apology, Socrates defends himself against these charges. He claims that the jurors opinions are biased because they had probably all seen Aristophanes comedy The Clouds. The ...
  • Meletus Charge Against Socrates
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    THE 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...
  • Socrates States
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    In 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...
  • Philosophy Socrates
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    Introduction Who is Socrates Socrates was a Greek philosopher. He was the best of his time (400's BC), and is considered one of the wisest people of all times. Also, he was the first of three of the greatest teachers of ancient Greece. He was born and died in Athens. He was a short philosopher, who wore only a white robe at all times and all seasons. Socrates wasnt interested in money nor fame. He wrote no books and most the information known about him comes from his students: Plato and Xenophon...
  • Opinion Of The Majority On Socrates Fate
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    The purpose of 'Crito's seems intended to exhibit the character of Socrates in one light only, not as the philosopher, fulfilling a divine mission and trusting in the will of Heaven, but simply as the good citizen, who, having been unjustly condemned is willing to give up his life in obedience to the laws of the State. The main argument that seems to entail the discussion between Crito and Socrates is the opinion of the majority on Socrates' fate. In the 'Crito's socrates states, 'Why should we ...
  • Socrates Good Friend
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    Crito By Plato Plato's Crito takes place after Socrates is condemned to death and sitting in his jail cell. Crito is Socrates' good friend and has come to visit Socrates in the hopes of convincing his old friend to escape. But Socrates logically refutes Crito's argument. Crito begins his argument by bringing bad news to Socrates, relating to him that the ship from Delos is approaching and, with it, the hour of his mandated death. Socrates seems resigned to his fated death, but Crito attempts to ...
  • Later In Life Socrates
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    Introduction The wise and inquisitive Socrates was both a philosopher and a martyr, not just in his words but in his actions as well. Socrates was so adamant about his principles that he wouldn't deny them to save his own life. A lesser man left in his shoes would have done anything to stop the fate that he faced. Socrates practiced what he preached through and through and for the most part only taught good morals. The next four pages consist of the life of Socrates, his contributions to the wor...
  • Teachings Of Socrates
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    Living in a democracy, everyone is exposed through television and other various forms of media everyday to numerous trials by jury. Usually they are rarely given a second thought, but every once in a while along comes a specific trial which captures the attention of the entire country. This goes the same for trials throughout centuries in our past. Although they did not have the same forms of media as in this, modern era, there were still specific trials in which everyone knew about. One trial t...
  • Hippias And Socrates
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    Analysis of a Socratic Dialogue It is known that Socrates has many dialogues that involve a single thought or point of his. This early dialogue, Hippias Minor, is a great example of that. The dialogue goes along very detailed and methodically surrounding one point. It shows us, the readers, a different way to go about understanding Socrates thought process. Even though the dialogue may be somewhat short you can sort of figure out just what Socrates is thinking. By just reading each sentence you ...
  • Is Socrates Guilty Of The Accusations
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    A Man of Honor Socrates was an incredible man of mystery. He was one of the first philosophers who had strange but knowledgeable beliefs. He was ridiculed for his thoughts and was taken to court by Meletus on account for not believing in the Gods, which the city believed in, and for corrupting the youth. During his court session Socrates continuously referred to the old charges that were sought against him because they related well to the later charges. These new charges were simply a more focus...
  • Believer Of Other Divinities
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    The Trial of Socrates Socrates is certainly not guilty of the crimes he is accused of. He is not corrupting the youth of Athens and he does indeed believe in gods. His manner is uncommon and because of that he is feared by his accusers (Meletus, Any tus, Lycos, et al. ). Justice will be miscarried if he is put to death. Meletus has brought before the court the accusation that Socrates does not believe in the gods of Greece, but at the same time claims that he is a believer of other divinities. T...
  • Socrates Students
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    Socrates was a Greek philosopher and teacher. His teachings, life and death have made him one of the most admired people in history. Although he wrote no books or developed a regular school of thought, his influence inspired others to. Socrates affected the entire course of Western thought. I believe Socrates to be one of the most important philosophers ever. Born in Athens, Socrates (470-399 BCE) was the son of a wealthy sculptor. There he received the regular elementary education in literature...
  • Irrelevant In Socrates View Of Reality
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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...
  • 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 Believes In Divine Activities
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    In the Apology, Socrates is sentences to death by a jury of his fellow Athenians. He is charged with both "historical" and "immediate" charges, he attempts to refute these charges appropriately, but in the end his arguments were unsuccessful. Though he received the death penalty, I believe that he was sentenced unjustly. Socrates developed concrete arguments in which he supported, and ultimately proved, however, his efforts reluctantly did not have a positive effect on the outcome of his trial; ...
  • Socrates Believes
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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...

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