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Teachers Of Virtue
767 wordsPaper 1 Virtue During Dr. Martin Luther King's life, he tried to introduce virtues not only to African Americans, but to Caucasians too. Even though back then racism was very dramatic time period, we still see racism today. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. showed that how being virtuous can help solve problems of racism. Socrates believes that, be inborn quality nor taught, but comes to those who possess it as a gift from the gods which is not accompanied by understanding, unless there is someone amon...
Socrates's Tudents And Friends
542 wordsBy viewing the painting The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David, Socrates' loyalty to the Athenian government was far more important to him than his own death or friendship. He was more interested in teaching his students about his belief in reason and the law of justice before he died. Still, the students and friends were arguing with him and trying to convince him to renounce his teachings. Socrates was strong in telling his students how it was for the good of society that he drinks the p...
463 wordsSocrates (470-399 BC) Socrates was born to a poor Athenian family in 470 BC He spent most of his time teaching others. One of his pupils was Plato. Socrates was a believer in absolute truth rather than relative truth. His main interest was the process by which people learned how to think for themselves. He would usually talk to whoever would take the time to listen. He asked many questions and criticized answers. His style of conversation has been given the name Socratic dialogue. Socrates would...
Teaching Styles Of Jesus And Socrates
1,287 wordsSocrates and Luke are both considered to be great educators. They have both influenced countless people with their teachings. However, comparing the two is slightly strange since Socrates is the subject of the story, which is told by Plato, and Luke is the teller of the story of Jesus. A comparison can be made between the two as Socrates is a great teacher while Plato is mostly silent and Luke, while not overly prevalent in the his story can be compared to other accounts of the story of Jesus am...
Meletus And Socrates
968 wordsSocrates and His Innocence Socrates lived such a private life that it lead to the most important revelation of his entire life. He would go about his life doing nothing but self-examination. In examining his life so strenuously others would come to him to be taught, or to have their children be taught by Socrates. They would offer him money and he would refuse. They would do whatever they could to learn anything Socrates had to teach. What they did not know is that Socrates was not teaching anyo...
Theaetetus And Socrates
1,954 wordsThe 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...
Case Of Phaedrus Socrates
414 wordsWriting and speaking are two very different, yet extremely important activities to any educated person. Socrates, from Phaedrus and Letters VII and V, seems to think that spoken word holds great precedence over writing. His explanation of choosing speech over text is two fold. Through the breakdown of real knowledge and wisdom, Socrates proclaims that the only true teaching is done through speech. And through the way that he speaks with others, Socrates demonstrates how speech is the way to inte...
More Obvious Differences Between Cicero And Socrates
496 wordsSocrates and Marcus Tullius Cicero were both two great philosophers of their time. They both had great intellectual and highly philosophical ideas on many things, but the complexity of their ideas do not generally agree each others. One reason why there may be a distinct difference in belief is simply because Cicero was a Greek and Socrates was a Roman men. They also lived in different times, Socrates being born in 470 BC, and Cicero in 106 BC. Such differences between the two philosophers makes...
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