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  • Nature Of Socrates
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    What is the meaning of love? What does love feel like? How does love come about? No one can truly explain it, yet somehow it's understood. In Plato's Symposium, a dinner party was held with the discussion of love as the main topic. Everyone was required to make a speech, an ode to Love, the spirit. The philosopher, Socrates gave his speech last, claiming that his speech was merely a repetition of what a wise woman named Diotima once told him. The speech was a powerful one, but before the night w...
  • True Wisdom
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    . he went to Delphi at one time and ventured to ask the oracle he asked if any man was wiser than I, and the Pythian replied that no one was wiser 21 b The oracle speaks in amphiboly. An amphiboly is a statement whose meaning is indeterminate in a peculiar way. The statement has an obvious meaning that is false and a hidden or concealed meaning which is true. It often requires an interpretation, which is done by the shrine's priest. When Socrates states the oracular respond of god, he does not g...
  • Is Socrates Guilty As Charged In
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    A Brief Comment on the Query: 'Is Socrates Guilty As Charged?' In any case of law, when one is considering truth and justice, one must first look at the validity of the court and of the entity of authority itself. In Socrates case, the situation is no different. One may be said to be guilty or not of any said crime, but the true measure of guilt or innocence is only as valid as the court structure to which it is subject to. Therefore, in considering whether Socrates is 'guilty or not', we must k...
  • 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...
  • Today's Society Wisdom
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    Wisdom is a hard concept to grasp especially, in today's society because of the complex issues we are faced with now. Things ranging from war to something like same sex marriages. The way society has shaped up to be makes it harder to determine what's exactly right or wrong. An example of that the confusion we are being faced with is whether or not we should go to war to me or you regular citizens war might not be the best thing for us because all we see is the losses we will be handed. To the g...
  • Wisdom And Knowledge
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    The Search for Wisdom Wisdom, as defined in the dictionary, is 'the sum of learning through the ages; knowledge'. Plato's Socrates indicates that wisdom is the acknowledgement of ignorance. This statement may be hard to prove as true. If a deaf and dumb man came to realize that he knew nothing, because he is not able to learn it, does this make him wise? I do not believe so. Then, if a prominent professor who has studied for years and has learned many things, comes to believe that he is ignorant...
  • Socrates
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    Socrate's Wisdom Basic Phil. Socrates was a man that was in search of the truth about wisdom. However, it became more than just a simple search, rather it tuned into a complex assignment where the answer of true wisdom leads Socrates to be brought up on charges of corrupting society. As a philosopher Socrates is known to take every angle of an argument and to never put belief into one idea. Therefore Socrates was known to perplex even simple ideas and to frustrate his opponent. People who have e...
  • Socrates And Phaedrus
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    Purposely difficult and intentionally obsessive, Plato's Phaedrus is an exceedingly difficult read that defies all conventional logic as a piece of discourse. The text is extremely subjective, open to interpretation and individual creativity as to what or whom the narrative is about. Written by Plato, a close disciple of Socrates, this text is set along the Ill issus river where Phaedrus and Socrates meet for a day of speech, debate, rhetoric and okay... flirting. Phaedrus leads of the day and r...
  • Socrates And Solomon
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    socrates By: mike The Key to Happiness Truly, many of life's unteachable lessons are those most sought to be learned. The cycle that life revolves in is a direct product of mankind's knowledge. For without answers to many of life's mysteries, there is no progress, no change. The missing piece to the puzzle is God's wisdom. "Just as you do not know how the breath comes to the bones in the mother's womb, so you do not know the work of God, who makes everything". (Ecclesiastes Ch. 11 vs. 5) The rem...
  • Attempt By Socrates
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    Socrates focuses a large amount of time during his defense examining the motives for which he has been charged. Although all of the accusations and the terms that relate to them are clear to Socrates, he is unclear as to how they relate to his actions. In this process, he examines both the early accusations as well as the later ones. This is an important position in his defense, it explains how his reputation has been formed and that general prejudices have been created against him. These prejud...

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