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  • At The Time Of Socrates Trial Athens
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    Who was Socrates Socrates was born and raised as a native Athenian. He was a stonecutter by trade and spent most of his life in poverty. He was married to his wife Xanthippe and had three sons, Lamprocles, Sophroniscus (named for Socrates' father), and Menexenus. Socrates spent much of his time in the agora conversing about ethical issues to his many followers. He had a fondness for exposing hypocrisy, ignorance, and conceit among his fellow Athenians. At the time of his trial Socrates was appro...
  • Later Became Known As The Socratic Method
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    Socrates: A Great Philosopher Kimberly Whitaker Honors Survey of World History: HOUR 1151 Dr. V eula J. Rhodes, Instructor Albany State University November 22, 1999 Foreword Thesis: Exploring Socrates and his philosophies give the seeker a new understanding of the life and society in which Socrates lived. With this new understanding, one can compare or contrast other views of the period. In doing this, the researcher is provided with a map of ideas and philosophies throughout history. This map c...
  • Socrates To Trial
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    By Albo Cruz SOCRATES Do you know who Socrates is Socrates is a philosopher who did not only have one perspective to ideas or gods, but had to cross examine them, according to the wishes of his God. He taught his philosophy for free but he sang for his supper. In his era people said he was the wisest man of all but he said he was not wise at all. BACKGROUND Socrates was born in Athens, Greece in 469 B.C. E and was sentenced to death there in 399 B.C.E., at the age of 70. His mother was a midwife...
  • Jury At Socrates Trial
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    The Innocence of Socrates The goals of this paper will be to explore the death of Socrates and to support the thesis that the jury at Socrates' trial was not justified in its decision to sentence him to death. One of the major charges against Socrates in his trial was that of 'impiety. ' This allegation specifically referred to Socrates' neglect of the accepted public gods of the city and introducing new gods. 'Neglecting the public gods' may have referred to Socrates' individualistic optimism w...
  • Speech Socrates
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    Plato's Apology Socrates was a very simple man who did not have many material possessions and spoke in a plain, conversational manner. Acknowledging his own ignorance, he engaged in conversations with people claiming to be experts, usually in ethical matters. By asking simple questions, Socrates gradually revealed that these people were in fact very confused and did not actually know anything about the matters about which they claimed to be an expert. Socrates felt that the quest for wisdom and ...
  • Key Example Of An Effective Socratic Dialogue
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    For over two thousand years, Socratic dialogues have had a deep effect on the progression of society. A key example of an effective Socratic dialogue is that of Plato's Euthyphro. Socrates demonstrates, among other things, the extent to which in our youth we are the most ignorant. In addition, he utilizes his conversation with Euthyphro to accomplish certain things that directly benefit only him. He uses this conversation to show that he is truly not as wise as everyone believes him to be. He ve...
  • 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...
  • Most Famous Philosophers Of Our History Socrates
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    One of the most famous philosophers of our history Socrates had lived his last days in a pretty controversial way. He was accused for several faults that he was barely aware of. There was a trial, which raises a definite question of whether or not this trial, as well as its outcomes, was just. In order to answer this question in an appropriate way, we must turn our attention to the existing, probably the most reliable, information source that survived up till nowadays. This is the well-known Apo...
  • 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...
  • Jury In Socrates Trial
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    At the time of Socrates' trial in 399 BC, Athens was still badly shaken by it's unstable political and military past. The surrender at the Battle of Aegospotami marked the loss of the Peloponnesian war to Sparta, a long and hard fought war which waged from 432-404 BC. Earlier in 411 BC a group of discontent Athenians led by Antiphon, Critias and Charmides briefly overthrew Athens democracy and established an oligarchy. While it only lasted until 410 BC, it was still fresh in the memory of Atheni...
  • Inner Voice The Morality Of Socrates
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    I will begin this paper with a brief account of Socrates. I feel this is necessary for those who are not familiar with Socrates. It is as follows: Socrates (C. 470-399 B.C.) Athenian philosopher who allegedly wrote down none of his views, supposedly from his belief that writing distorts ideas. His chief student, Plato, is the major source of knowledge about his life. Socrates questioned Athenians about their moral, political, and religious beliefs, as depicted in Plato^s dialogues; his questioni...
  • Socrates's Up Port Of The City's God
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    alternative and prepares the way for the alternative of absolutes. This alternative is not without its' faults. Socratic philosophy is plagued by a destructive element. It reduces the authoritative opinions about political life but replaces it with nothing. This is the vital stem from which the Apology of Socrates is written. Because of the stinging attack on Athenian life, and the opinions they revere so highly, Socrates is placed on trial for his life. The question now, becomes why and in what...

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