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  • Socrates Claims In His Defense
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    Critical Paper: Plato's Apology In the retelling of his trial by his associate, Plato, entitled "The Apology"; Socrates claims in his defense that he only wishes to do good for the polis. I believe that Socrates was innocent of the accusations that were made against him, but he possessed contempt for the court and displayed that in his conceitedness and these actions led to his death. In his defense, Socrates claims over and again that he is innocent and is not at all wise, .".. for I know that ...
  • B Ignorance Socrates Claims
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    I know that, for the journal, we are supposed to write something about it everyday, but since the beginning of trying that out, I have found that I was just saying the same things in every paragraph and ending with the same questions and beginning with the same answers. So, I have decided to set up my journal in this format, as to show what I am trying to say in a refined technique. I will try and add my questions and answers at the end, and I hope, Dr. Coyle, that this is an all right journal e...
  • 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 ...
  • Socrates Agreement With 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...
  • Illustrates Socrates
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    The Republic is one of the finest examples of a Platonic dialog. The subject matter discussed therein is difficult to summarize, at best. Covering subjects such as politics, the fine arts, education, it is no wonder so many have written volumes analyzing its various aspects. However, the driving force behind the many discussions is pursuit of the answer to the simple, yet evasive question, "What is justice" The heart of the debate on justice begins when, for a "fine", the Sophist Thrasymachus of...
  • Socrates Claims Of Wisdom
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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 try...
  • Philosophic Inquiry Into Socrates Conception Of Knowledge
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    Socrates and Properties By Characterizing himself -Socrates- as both ignorant and wise, he presents us with one of the most striking paradoxes. Like so many of the other philosophers, is provocative in that its apparent self-contradiction hides an important idea for us readers to discover. Though out this text Socrates ignorance results from his belief that he has no knowledge of moral idea, or moral properties, such as justice, virtue, piety, and beauty. He asserts that, if only he knew the rel...

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