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  • Socrates Case
    538 words
    I am not so certain if Socrates' approach to his defense is particularly the brightest one, and it certainly is not an apology as the title has named it, but, there is a certain wisdom in the simple, plain structured arguments he presents. One of the first things he mentions, is for the jury to pardon him, in the case that he should slip into his accustomed way of speaking, just as they would pardon a foreigner for speaking in his accustomed manner. This appears to me to be a wise idea, as it is...
  • Conversation Of Socrates And Euthyphro
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    EuthyphroGood or bad, right or wrong, truth or lie, piety or impiety, just or unjust, honorable or dishonorable; these controversies are and always have been problematic for human beings. It is not as easy as it seems to draw a line between those antonyms, partly because people have cultural differences, dissimilar backgrounds, educational levels, values, believes, and views on religion, as in the case with Socrates and Euthyphro. Following the conversation of Socrates and Euthyphro, it is obvio...
  • Socrates Decision
    906 words
    To obey or Disobey For centuries many philosophers have asked themselves, "What is the right thing to do". They do have some guidance but cannot totally rely on most of these references. One of these references is the system of laws that the government has imposed onto the population that lives inside their boundaries. Can this system of laws really be just Can we base our judgement on what is right and what is wrong according to these set of rules In the following pages, I will explain whether ...
  • Job Of A Moral Person
    568 words
    Morality The question of morality came up when Socrates and Cephalus were having a conversation about money. Cephalus says someone who has led a bad life will have nightmares and a person who leads a good life will not have such dreams and will be happy. Cephalus says being true and giving things back is morality. Socrates gives an example were you can do something good by not gibing something back. His example was if you borrow a weapon from a friend, and he is sane at the time and at the time ...
  • Stories About Socrates
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    In the story "Republic", Socrates is in a house with many men surrounding him. The main point is justice. Socrates and Polemarchus are discussing what is just and unjust. Like in many stories about Socrates, He is showing someone the errors in their thinking. Polemarchus' first definition of justice is "It is just to give to each what is owed to him". Socrates disagrees with this and Polemarchus changes his definition. They also stated "justice is human virtue". I found it interesting that a gro...
  • Theaetetus And Socrates
    1,954 words
    The pursuit for the meaning of knowledge, a search the scholar Socrates had great difficulty achieving. He takes us into a world of questioning and makes us contemplate our thoughts of the particular concept on hand. In order to focus on the statements given to him, which were to defuse his drive of the question, he analyzed. Analyzing brought upon a whole variety of methods, which in turn broke down the big question into countless smaller questions. Evidently the definitions given to him are di...
  • Euthyphro About The Meaning Of Piety
    616 words
    Euthyphro The beginning of the story was easy to understand. I could picture Euthyphro walking up and asking Socrates what he had been doing at the palace. He didnt seem to be too surprised to hear that Socrates was being impeached. Im not sure what I think about Euthyphro prosecuting his own father. I suppose that for the sake of justice, it would be the right thing to do. To judge him on terms of piety, I would have no clue how to do that. I wasnt really sure exactly what piety was when I bega...
  • Argument Between Polus And Socrates
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    In Plato's dialogue, Gorgias, Socrates raises the issue of speechmaking. He asks his interlocutors to refrain from making speeches in their usual drawn on manner, and to simply answer his questions. While, for the most part, the three sophists avoid long speeches, Socrates himself often makes comments at length. His questioning, while usually short and to the point, at times takes on aspects of the same methods that he chastises his conversationalists for. Socrates's peeches, however, avoid the ...
  • Socrates Method Of Speech
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    In Gorgias by Plato, Socrates' beloved craft of philosophy comes into conflict with the art of oratory, used by the Sophists Gorgias, Polus, and Calli cles. In the ensuing discussion, aimed at discovering the true nature and purpose of oratory, a sharp contrast in the style of speech used by Socrates and that utilized by the orators comes into view. The two sides employ very distinct methods of speech, each method supporting the end of the speaker's speech. Socrates' method of speech is a dialog...

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