That death was only the body remaining and his soul being set free. Not like other philosophers that preach the same thing, but in the moment of death they become cowards about it. Socrates in the other hand stood by his words till the very end, like a true philosopher. Although some may say that such actions prove nothing in regards to Socrates being a true philosopher and thinking as such. The greatest and most significant action that describes Socrates as always thinking and acting as a philosopher is dying for philosophy.
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Throughout this paper, I argued that Socrates is a martyr, because he spent his entire life preparing for death and explained to his friends that there is nothing to fear about death, because, in the end, our souls will live on. Ultimately, Socrates takes the poison earlier than necessary, not to commit suicide, but rather in light of his friends. He did this so that they could understand that dying really means our soul continues on to live. I found Socrates’ martyrdom very inspiring and worthy of praise. For someone to die for the sake of someone else displays true character.
This standpoint emphasizes and underlines obedience. The people before Socrates are considered influential Athenians. These wrong doings Socrate is accused of includes not recognizing the gods, inventing new gods, and corrupting the youth of Athens. During the trial of Socrates, the court addresses issues such as his views on death. Socrates proposed that death was ultimately a good thing.
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