Socrates's Deep Knowledge In Philosophy By St. Socrates

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Socrates’s apology displays his deep knowledge in philosophy as the Delphic Oracle stated ”there is no person living wiser than Socrates”. The greatest example of Socrates trial and death validates the close relationship between his character and philosophy. He believed that philosophy should triumph in practical results for the greater well being of society. Socrates attempted to establish an ethical system based on human reason rather than theological teaching. He pointed out that human choice was driven by the desire for happiness, and infinite wisdom comes from knowing oneself. The more a person knows something the greater his or her ability to reason and to make choices that will bring true happiness. In the apology Socrates applied philosophical ethics saying “self knowledge is a sufficient condition to the good life. He identifies knowledge with virtue. If knowledge can be learned, so can virtue” meaning virtue can be taught. He believes that “the unexamined life is not worth living” one must…show more content…
Now a thing’s perfection is considered chiefly in regards to its end. But the end of power is act, wherefore power is said to be perfect, according as it is determinate to its act. Aquinas emphasized “Synderesis is said to be the law of the mind, because it is a habit containing the precepts of the natural law which are the first principles of human actions. According to Aquinas, “All acts of virtue are prescribed by the natural law: since each one’s reason naturally dictates to him to act virtuously acts, considered in themselves i.e. in their proper species, thus not all virtuous acts are prescribed by the natural law: for many things are done virtuously, to which nature does not incline at first; but, through the inquiry of reason, have been found by men to be conductive to well

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