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Analysis Of Socrates 's ' The ' Of The Socrates '

- In the Crito, Socrates makes some surprisingly strong claims about the voice of the Laws of Athens, which speaks to him and explains why it is unjust to escape the prison. He claims that the citizens are bound to the Laws, and people ought to follow it. If one breaks it, it would cause great harm to the whole country. I will argue that the Athens does not held together by the Laws. I will also claim that neither Socrates nor citizens have an agreement with the laws. Socrates states that the Laws exist for its own purpose....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Soul, Life]

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Socrates, Socrates And The Right Decision

- In Plato’s Crito, Socrates’s commitment to virtue is illustrated. Socrates is imprisoned and has been sentenced to death. Socrates will most likely be put to death the next day. One of Socrates’ friends and supporters, Crito, comes in and tells Socrates that he has paid off the guard and that they must move quickly and escape. Socrates says it would be unjust for him to escape, as Crito pleads for him to leave. Socrates acts according to his definition of virtue when ignoring Crito’s reasonings, and therefore is acting virtuously in his insistence on staying....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Ethics, Philosophy]

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Socrates, Socrates And The Gods Of Athens

- A. Under trial for corrupting youth and not worshiping the Gods in Athens, Socrates takes an attitude that many might interpret as pompous during his trial. Rather than apologise, as Plato’s dialogue title Apology suggests, Socrates explains why he is right and those who accused him are mistaken. He speaks in a plain manner, as if the jury is just another of his followers. Socrates first cites the profit at Delphi for why he behaves in ways that lead to him being under scrutiny of the law. He explains that his friend, Chaerephon, went to ask the oracle if anyone is wiser than Socrates and the oracle responded no (21a)....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Logic]

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The Dialogs Of Socrates By Socrates

- When reading the dialogs of Socrates, it is easy to ready each as an individual story. It is more difficult to take into consideration every word that Socrates has said up to that point and allow that to influence the validity of Socrates current position or argument. Though this may be more difficult we must take everything that Socrates has claimed to hold in every dialog. While doing this brings up a potential contradiction between Socrates Apology and in his dialog with Crito. Though this contradiction is clearly visible when focusing on just the idea of these claims, there is background beliefs of the Gods that allows both Socrates claim in his apology and his argument in the Crito dial...   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Ethics]

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Socrates And The Apology Of Socrates

- Socrates was the kind of man who always spoke what was on his mind and had no trouble doing so. He was brought to trial for allegedly demeaning the people of Athens and challenging their perspectives on certain views. To ensure that there society run smoothly, people in Athens were taught to always strive and be excellent in everything they do. In Socrates eyes, in order to be wise, one must know how to deal with people and how to engage conversation with them, which is exactly what he tried to do with numerous people in, “Plato, The Apology of Socrates”....   [tags: Plato, Knowledge, Socrates, Apology]

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Socrates 's Views On The Apology Of Socrates

- Socrates was a well-known philosopher in Ancient Greek who was named the father of Western philosophy. Yet, the counselors and state jurors did not believe that Socrates was the knowledgeable man that the city of Athens claims that he is. Therefore, the state accused Socrates for depraving the youth of Athens, as well as creating new gods that were not recognized by the state. In the Apology, one can understand that it was not much of an apology or an acknowledgment of offense. Later on, Socrates is sentenced to death and later writes Crito, where his friend Crito endeavors to convince Socrates to escape his jail cell....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, State, Trial of Socrates]

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Socrates ' Views On Socrates 's Philosophy

- Socrates uses rhetoric to defend himself and his philosophy in the Apology written by his student, Plato. He responds to three charges including the slanders told about Socrates according to the Clouds, and two charges brought against him in the trail. Socrates’ novel way of thinking, living and practicing of philosophy challenges the prejudiced jury and the law that Athen built upon. The way Socrates defends himself and his philosophy shows his thinking of law, virtue and the meaning of life. I argue that Socrates doesn 't defend himself well for the three charges....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Philosophy, Meaning of life]

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The Defence Of Socrates ' Trial

- The Defence of Socrates chronicles Socrates’ trial, which the elite members of Athenian society conducted in order to determine whether or not Socrates was guilty of the charges against him. Those charges included: 1) refusing to believe in the gods of the City; 2) corrupting the youth; and 3) introducing gods of his own in place of the Athenian deities. Although Socrates believed, along with his loved ones, Plato, and his students, that he was wrongly accused and was served an injustice by the City of Athens, he is forced to defend himself and his actions at trial....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Trial of Socrates, Crito]

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The Consistency Of Three Socrates ' Accounts

- Consistency of three Socrates ' accounts in relationship with the laws Socrates’s disobedience of the order to arrest Leon of Salamis and his claim that he would not obey the court order to terminate his practice of philosophy in the Apology might seem to be inconsistent with his other statement in the Crito where he refused to escape from prison because of his moral commitment to the laws of Athens. This paper, argues that this is not a case of contradiction by illustrating that the first two cases share the same account of moral commitment as the last one....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Trial of Socrates, Crito]

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The Unjust Death of Socrates

- The Unjust Death of Socrates The question of why Socrates was executed and if he deserved the charges put against him has been asked by historians for centuries. Socrates has a unique position in the history of philosophy. On one hand he is the most influential on another he is the least known. In his later life he is seen to stalk the streets barefoot, to spite shoemakers. He went about arguing and questioning people and revealing inconsistencies in their beliefs. He began teaching students but never accepted payments for doing so....   [tags: Socrates, Philosopher]

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Socrates 's Seeker Of Wisdom

- It has been said, that Socrates was s seeker of wisdom, who pursued it relentlessly, but through many dialogues with his interlocutors, he never was satisfied with their intellectual input. Or so it seemed on the superficial level, looking at his views on how society should be structured, it appears the Socratic project had a deeper and darker essence to it that threatened the core of Athenian society, by subtly pecking at the long held traditions, values, and ideas that made Athens so unique. Socrates lived in Athens, which at the time was an artistic, democratic, and an intellectual hub in the center of the Grecian world, whose pursuit, like in most sovereign states, was to advance in al...   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Trial of Socrates, Democracy]

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Socrates 's ' The Ring Of Gyges And Adeimantus Challenge Socrates '

- In order to observe justice completely, Glaucon and Adeimantus challenge Socrates by saying it is better to be unjust than just. To defend himself, Socrates explains that they must look at justice in a city before they can understand justice in man. By defending justice, Socrates constructs an imaginary city, which internally happens to be a parallel to the tripartite soul, to gain a better understanding of justice as a whole. Although Glaucon does not agree with Thrasymachus’ idea that being unjust is more advantageous than being just, he sides with this argument for Socrates to be able to come to a conclusion in the face of an opposition....   [tags: Plato, Soul, Philosophy, Socrates]

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Wisdom of Socrates

- 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 experienced this accuse Socrates of making his own truths about the natural and unnatural world when in actuality he his still in search of a better meaning....   [tags: Socrates]

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The Trail Of Socrates And The Apology Of Plato

- During this essay the trail of Socrates found in the Apology of Plato will be reviewed. What will be looked at during this review is how well Socrates rebuts the charges made against him. We will also talk about if Socrates made the right decision to not escape prison with Crito. Socrates was a very intelligent man; this is why this review is so critical. In Plato’s Apology it seems that overall Socrates did an effective job using the 3 acts of the mind. The three acts of the mind are: Understanding, Judgment, and Reasoning....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Socrates, Corruption]

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Analysis Of Socrates 's ' The Gorgias '

-   In accordance to the Gorgias, as Socrates was conversing with Callicles—a possibly fictional character who attempts to refute Socrates’ claims against rhetoric—he makes the claim that the two have suffered due to a common element: loving. Socrates asserts that he himself is in love with Alcibiades, the son of Cleinias and with philosophy and that Callicles is in love with the Athenian people and the son of Pyrilampes. As Socrates develops his argument, he illustrates that love triumphs all other forces and that his love for philosophy and Alcibiades are fundamentally distinct....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Socrates, Love]

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Socrates ' View On Death And The Soul

- Introduction Paper When most think about death and the after life they suddenly become shaken. Is death painful. Is it scary. Is there like after death. Are we truly at peace. What happens to our soul. Those who believe that God is our creator they seem to be less frightened about the idea of death. Socrates on the other hand was never once frightened about the idea of death. Throughout the Apology, one is able to clearly analyze Socrates’ view on death and the soul. The Apology is the actual speech delivered by Socrates during his death trial....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Life, Philosophy]

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The Apology Of Socrates And The Republic Of Plato

- Over the years of my highschool and college education, I have read the “Apology of Socrates” and “The Republic of Plato” four times. Every time I read these two texts, I come out of the experience with something new. There is just so much information in these two books that you are never able to catch all the little details and hidden meanings. I imagine that even if I read these books hundreds of times, I still wouldn’t have grasped all that I was intended to. I think the reason behind this is because Socrates’ personality is so complex, and you never fully understand exactly what he’s trying to say....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Apology, Athens]

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The Trial And Death Of Socrates

- In the world, many people doesn’t have interest in philosophy or books which are having subject of philosophy, and I was one of that people. However, it is good to know little bit about philosophy and what the main concern is. Socrates, who is one of best philosopher from ancient Greek, and he is one of typical philosopher that we can hear from any border of philosophy. ‘The Trial and Death of Socrates’ is the book that written by Plato, who is one of followers of Socrates, and book is divided into four parts which includes ‘Euthyphro’, ‘Apology’, ‘Crito’ and ‘Phaedo’ which is death scene of Socrates....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Euthyphro, Crito]

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The Apology Of Socrates By Plato

- In The Apology of Socrates by Plato, Socrates presents to a jury the defense of his way of life. One of the strongest argument Socrates gives for his defense, relies on that of the Oracle who says “no one is wiser than Socrates” (Apology 21a). Since Socrates recognizes his ignorance and takes it upon himself to find someone wiser than him; this makes him the wisest man. In this essay, I will argue that his argument is valid because those who claimed to be wise, are truly ignorant in the eyes of the gods....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Fear, Argument]

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Socrates As A Philosopher, The Body And The Soul

- Socrates is a famous philosopher whose work and wisdom has not been forgotten, and it is doubted that it will be forgotten. His philosophy was not understood by many at his time. Not only did they not understand it, but they also felt ignorant about it. Thus, formed an anger within them that the only way to cease it was by imprisoning him. Socrates however, never failed to accept that his philosophy was wrong. Ergo, he felt the urge to preach philosophy as much as he could. Realizing that prison was not going to bring an end to Socrates way of thinking, and the preaching of his philosophy, they then decided to kill him....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Mind, Philosophy]

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Socrates Was The Wisest Man Alive

- In Plato’s Apology, the story of Socrates was portrayed. He was known as an extremely wise man who felt knowledge was power. Socrates lived his life by trying to do what was right and being a virtuous person. However, not everyone saw him this way. Socrates had many enemies and was not well liked in the city of Athens. Eventually, these enemies put Socrates on trial. As Socrates believed in the person he was and knew he had done nothing wrong he chose not to flee Athens. Instead, he went to court and defended himself....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Knowledge, Philosophy]

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Socrates ' Apology Of The Jury

- In his work Socrates’ Apology to the Jury, Xenophon produces an account of the Socratic deliberation –and indeed the logic that seemed to inform that deliberation- over his trial. Specifically, Xenophon, provides his readers with an ambivalent justification of Socrates’ chosen rhetoric during his trial, namely his “boastful manner of speaking” or megalegoria (Patch, footnote 2). Indeed, instead of choosing to deliver a speech that would gain him the jury’s sympathy and the city’s acquittal, Socrates proceeds to deliver a speech that is characterized mainly by its ironic arrogance....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Apology, Apology]

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The Apology Of Socrates By Plato

- In Plato 's “The Apology of Socrates”, Socrates is charged with not accepting the gods recognized by the state, devising new gods, and corrupting the youth of Athens. However, the word "apology" in the title is not our modern understanding of the word. The name of the speech stems from the Greek word "apologia," which translates as a speech made in defense. Thus, “The Apology of Socrates” is an account of the speech Socrates makes at the trial in which he defends himself, not apologizes. (The Apology) (SparkNotes Editors) He begins his defense by saying that his prosecutors are dishonest, and that he will prove it....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Delphi, Apology]

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The Trail And Death Of Socrates

- Plato is the man popularized Socrates teaching by staging Socrates as the protagonist in philosophical dialogues called The Trail and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues. In the dialogue “Euthyphro” Socrates encountered Euthyphro in the courtroom surprisingly. Socrates was being prosecuted by Meletus for impiety because the young man believed Socrates was corrupting the youth of Athens. Euthyphro was a religious expert who has gained a reputation. He was prosecuting his father for a series of charges for murder, which was considered a criminal moral case by the Greeks....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Euthyphro, Soul]

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Socrates ' Life And His Qualities

- In “Apology”, Plato insists about Socrates’ life and his qualities. Socrates appeared as talented as a simple man, friendly in communicate, quick-witted and sharp in repartee, love people Athens, and especially respect truthfulness and honestly. As Plato’s essay said, Socrates believed that the care of human soul is the biggest concern of the people, so he spent a lot of time to consider his personal life and the lives of people of Athens. There are 2 charges against Socrates in the Apology. First, Plato shows that the philosophy of Socrates started from an event that seems to have the arrangements of destiny – when he was middle-aged, Socrates’ friend, Chaerephone, strongly went to the temp...   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, God, Socrates]

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Socrates 's Decision Was Right Or Wrong?

- The Apology is the speech that was delivered by Socrates in his death trial. In the Athenian jury, an apology was composed of three parts. The first was the speech, which was followed by a counter-assessment, and then the final words. The word apology comes from a Greek word, “Apologia,” which means not regretting anything. His intention during the apology was not to acquit himself from any accusations, but to ensure that he would be found guilty and hence be condemned to death. Yet, if he believed that his moral course was to achieve philosophical justice, virtue and truth by scrutinizing life to the fullest, it was not clear why he would give up his life for a crime he did not commit....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Trial of Socrates, Crito]

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Socrates : A Gift Of The Greeks

- Socrates: A Gift To The Athenians As Socrates said in Apology by Plato, “...the envy and detraction of the world, which has been the death of many good men, and will probably be the death of many more…”(Philosophical Texts, 34) Throughout history, many leaders have been put to death for their knowledge. In Apology, Socrates- soon to be put to death- says he was placed in Athens by a god to render a service to the city and its citizens. Yet he will not venture out to come forward and advise the state and says this abstention is a condition on his usefulness to the city....   [tags: Plato, Knowledge, Socrates, Understanding]

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The Trial And Death Of Socrates

- The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato talks about Socrates time before his death. Plato talks about everything to Socrates trail and to the moment of his death. In the book Socrates is accused of creating new gods, not recognizing the gods, and corrupting the youth with his ideas and beliefs. Through the four dialogues in which Socrates story is recorded we see him question justice in every aspect of life. Through the four dialogues Socrates talks to Euthyphro who is on his way to pursue his father for murder....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Crito, Euthyphro]

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Comparing Sophists And Socrates ' Views

- Comparison of Sophists and Socrates’ Views Sophism and Socrates ideologies continue to influence the world today in many facets. Though there was repulsion in the application of thoughts of Sophists and Socrates, manipulation and unfairness seems to be the major born of contention among their views. Question of whether Socrates was a Sophist too have erupted in different platforms. Irrespective of all the analysis and speculations of Sophists’ and Socrates’ philosophies, it remains true that their philosophies not only continue to influence the world, but also span across many topics and portray many elements of both similarities and differences in opinions....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Socrates, Rhetoric]

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Why Socrates Is Not Guilty Of Treason

- Why Socrates is not Guilty of Treason O men of Athens. After we have heard the accusers, whom said that Socrates corrupts the youth by criticising democracy and does not believe in gods, and makes the worse appear the better cause. (Apology, Plato) I beg you to grant me a favor, please listen to a few words from me before making this decision. Socrates and I grew up alongside the Athenian democracy, and experienced her vicissitudes in the past seventy years....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Ancient Greece]

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Socrates 's Influence On The World

- Sometimes the questions that philosophers ask upset many people. After Socrates explains to others why he is wiser than they are, Socrates knows that he is “hateful both to him and to many others. After this, then, I kept going to one after another, all the while perceiving with pain and fear that I was becoming hated” (Plato, 21e). Socrates knew that the questions he was asking were angering others, but philosophers must try to obtain knowledge at all costs. In Socrates’ real life, the Athenians get fed up with him and put him on trial, but in Aristophanes’ Clouds, Strepsiades gets so angry at Socrates for turning his son against him, he lights the thinkery on fire, yelling, “Someone bring...   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Aristophanes, Philosophy]

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Socrates And Plato 's Philosophy

- Socrates and Plato had a very distinct view on the human life and what constitutes a living of a “good life”-a life that would allow man access to the forms. Socrates was Plato’s teacher, and throughout much of Plato’s works, Socrates is the main character, who is ultimately the mouthpiece to express Plato’s ideas about life. These ideas were centralized around the idea of an immortal soul and one’s location of critical thinking and reasoning. Socrates and Plato believed that the soul was the home to reasoning and the body was a mere obstacle that hindered the pursuit of true knowledge....   [tags: Soul, Plato, Immortality, Socrates]

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Comparing Socrates 's ' The ' Of The Cave '

- If Socrates were put on trial today it would be much like his trial in Athens, most likely put on trial for the same reason of some citizens resenting him for his deeds of making them seem foolish. Upon living within our society, he would have had a grasp of what we value and want from life. Knowing about what his view of our society would most likely be, I believe that Socrates would defend himself and make a statement to our society by explain to us, are we only resent him due to our arrogance as found in the Apology and The Allegory of the Cave, how we must change our ways as a society by properly prioritizing our efforts to seek wisdom as seen in his conversation with Meno, and will ref...   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Want]

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Socrates And Plato 's Euthyphro

- Socrates was a great Philosopher and thinker who were able to take his knowledge to greater heights from Ancient Athens. Due to Socrates great thinking and open-mindedness he was accused by many but persecuted with two charges, which were brought against him. In Plato’s Euthyphro, Socrates challenged Euthyphro for a solid definition of ‘what is piety’. In Apology Plato goes on to state the charges which had been set against Socrates, but while doing so Plato juggles the readers mind whether Socrates was guilty of any of these charges....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Euthyphro, Crito]

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Truth Be Told: Socrates' Examinations of Life

- Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” He questioned the very nature of why things were the way they were, while never settling for simple, mundane answers. Socrates would rather die searching for the truth than live accepting what he considered a blatant lie. I like to think of myself the same way. I too would rather examine the wonders of life rather than accept what I am just told. The truth is some can’t handle the truth. I on the other hand welcome it with earnest anticipation and fervent enthusiasm....   [tags: Socrates, philosophy, ]

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Socrates 's Theory Of Defense

- Socrates was one of the wisest people to walk the earth, and he didn’t even know it. His questioning, reasoning, and expertise in the Apology convey the amount of wisdom he endowed. Through his statements, Socrates sounds like he contradicted himself, but rather, both statements made about obeying law and breaking the law are correct. Socrates said that he would obey the commands of the city, only if the commands were just. He should not be on trial, because he did nothing to invoke injustice upon himself....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Law, Justice]

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The Trial Of Socrates Reflection

- Trial Of Socrates Reflection Socrates was a Greek philosopher who is considered the founder of western philosophy. He is so well known because of his method of questioning everything. He was a rather grotesque looking man but had all the youths of the society followed him, and hung on his every word. “Socrates always emphasized the importance of the mind over the relative unimportance of the human body” (Timmons 1). He was hated by the elders of Athens for this. Socrates was set to a trial in front of 500 males over the age of thirty who would decide his fate....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Morality]

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Socrates 's Philosophy And Philosophy

- Socrates is one of the founders of western philosophy and influenced many such as Plato his best student who later founded the Academy the first school in the Mediterranean and thought philosophy and math. Socrates was a sophist, however we would never ask for pay. Socrates was to be known the wisest man alive according to the Oracle Delphi and responded with people admit to knowing anything, while Socrates admits to knowing nothing, he would spend time in the market place and analyze people, and question “why?” Although Socrates may be considered the father of philosophy he wasn’t the first to question the universe....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Ethics, Religion]

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Socrates As A Good Man

- Socrates states to the jurors in his trail, “No evil can happen to a good man” (48). Socrates is examining the moral center of the man. Evil can occur to an individual from the outside. Socrates a good, even innocent, man was sentenced to death. Other characters in history and even today are identified as good, but they still have evil occur to them. Socrates is not talking about an outside evil or harm occurring to a good person. He is examining the soul and what is morally evil and morally good....   [tags: Soul, Socrates, Mind, Prosecutor]

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Socrates' Analogy of the Cave

- At the beginning of Book Seven, in an attempt to better describe the education of the philosopher Socrates begins to set up an analogy with an ascent and descent into “the cave”. In Socrates’ cave analogy there was a group of people who were from childhood held in a dimly lit underground cave. The people were kept there in bonds that were designed to allow them to only what was in front of them by depriving them of the ability to turn their heads around. Also present in Socrates’ cave was a certain wall or partition separating the prisoners from another group of people who simply walked along a path carrying statues shaped after all that of beings and occasionally uttering sounds as the othe...   [tags: Socrates, Analogy of the Cave, philosophy, ]

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Socrates And Plato 's Philosophy

- “Love is difficult to define, and there maybe different definitions. But one definition of love, is an utter, absolute, and unqualified wish for the other’s happiness” (). One of the most important Greek philosophers in Western history, Socrates contributed to many theories, and impacted the field of ethics throughout his life. He was well known in Athens for his knowledge and teachings to the youth. He was the creator of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, both used to convey his lessons to the Athenians....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Philosophy, Symposium]

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Socrates 's Influence On Society

- Socrates lived from 470 to 399 B.C. in ancient Greece, which leaves an ocean and over two thousand years between his philosophies and present day American society. He lived before the invention of cars, television, smartphones, computers, the Internet; all things that have become fundamental to the way American society operates. So how then, can any of his philosophical teachings pertain to society today. Taken at face value, the answer is that it’s not. The culture gap is just too wide. Besides, had his teachings been significant, surely they would have been assimilated into the minds of people during the many centuries that have passed by since his times and consolidated in the human progr...   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Truth, Sociology]

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Views Of Detrich Bonhoeffer And Socrates

- "The great masquerade of evil has played havoc with all our ethical concepts. For evil to appear disguised as light, charity, historical necessity, or social justice is quite bewildering to anyone brought up on our traditional ethical concepts". Evil should not have a place in the name or eyes of the law other than for the law to bring justice onto the evil which as been committed. The law is there to protect and provide equality and justice to all. People are equal. Each and every person has the ability to make their own decisions which ever way they choose to....   [tags: Sociology Philosophy Socrates Bonhoeffer]

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Socrates ' Conviction : How And Why?

- Socrates’ Conviction: How and Why. Around the time of 469 to 399 A.D. Socrates existed as a stone cutter who had a passion for philosophy. He taught many pupils, including the well-known philosopher Plato, and created a method of teaching called the Socratic Method. This new method of thinking encouraged people to question everything around them and invest in critical evaluation. One day Socrates was accused of corrupting the minds of the Athenian youth. Was Socrates wrongly convicted, or was what the Athenians did just....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Athens, Athenian democracy]

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Socrates Was A Classical Greek Philosopher

- Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher. “He is credited with laying the fundamentals of modern Western philosophy. He is known for creating Socratic irony and the Socratic Method (elenchus). He is best recognized for inventing the teaching practice of pedagogy, wherein a teacher questions a student in a manner that draws out the correct response” (Ancient Greece). Socrates was sentenced to death for refusing to obey the orders of the Athenian government to refrain from discussing philosophical questions with young....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Socratic method, Philosophy]

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Plato 's The Apology Of Socrates

- Plato was the author of the Apology of Socrates, which was one of the four major works of ancient Greek literature. Though the title was the Apology of Socrates, the text referred to the defense speeches of Socrates against the Athenian council. At the end, Socrates was found to be guilty and was sentenced to death. However, the Athenian council was not acting justly because Socrates did nothing wrong as he had successfully developed a reasonable logic against the charges. I will address this notion through the analysis of the arguments and the logic that Socrates used to conduct his defense....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Question, Socratic method]

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Socrates 's Influence On The Society

- Socrates has been considered an influential philosopher all throughout history. He used critical thinking to analyze life and created a socratic way of thinking. While Socrates was an important figure in history, Jesus Christ was also a major leader that changed the world with the introduction of Christianity. While analyzing these two men through comparing and contrasting, there are significant similarities and differences regarding their teachings, trial and punishment, and their overall impact on the society....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Jesus, Socratic method]

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Socrates And Plato 's Life

- Socrates and Plato were some of the world’s most famous philosophers. Yet, they caused much trouble in the midst of their philosophizing. These philosophers, in the view of the political elites, were threatening the Athenian democracy with their philosophy. But why did they go against the status quo. What was their point in causing all of this turmoil. Plato and Socrates threatened the democracy as a wake-up call. They wanted the citizens to be active thinkers and improve society. This manifested itself in three main ways: Socrates’ life, his student Plato’s life, and their legacy in our modern age....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Athenian democracy, Apology]

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Socrates ' Life On Earth

- During Socrates’ life on earth, he challenged traditional thinking in an honest, down to earth way and set the fundamentals of modern western philosophy. However, meletus, a young, egotistical person with the goal to destroy Socrates’ life for “corrupting the yout,” condemned him to death. Conversely, Meletus was actually the person who corrupted the youth for two obvious reasons; he is ignorant and careless. First of all, there was no legitimate reason Socrates should have been brought to court and absolutely no reason he should have been found guilty....   [tags: Corruption, Political corruption, Plato, Socrates]

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Socrates, A Classical Greek Philosopher

- Socrates, born around 470 BC, was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is a well-known through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon. Through his portrayal in Plato 's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and Socrates who also lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic Method. Plato’s Socrates also made important and lasting contributions to the fields of epistemology and logic....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Philosophy, Socratic method]

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Socrates 's Allegory Of The Cave And The Republic

- In The Republic, Socrates discusses his Allegory of the Cave and comes to the conclusion society should be ruled by “Philosopher Kings.” His reasoning involves the idea that politicians want power regardless of whether or not they have knowledge, so they will abuse the power they are given. However, philosophers strive to learn more and become more knowledgeable, so they do not care about the power and therefore will not abuse the power given to them. Further analysis of the allegory leads the audience to realize philosopher kings are not those who strive to attain knowledge but rather are those who are already knowledgeable....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Truth, Knowledge]

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The Death Of Socrates 's Influence On Western Culture

- The death of Socrates has had a huge and almost continuous impact on western culture. The only death of comparable importance in our history is that of Jesus, with whom Socrates has often been compared to. The death of Socrates has always been controversial. The cultures of Graeco-Roman antiquity remain relevant not because we share the beliefs of the ancients, but because we continue to be preoccupied by many of their questions, worried by their anxieties, unable to resolve their dilemmas. The trial of Socrates is the first case in recorded history when a democratic government, by due process of law, condemned a person to death for his beliefs....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Democracy, Trial of Socrates]

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The Stratagem Of Socrates : An Analysis Of What Makes Socrates An Intriguing Person?

- The Stratagem of Socrates An Analysis of What Makes Socrates an Intriguing Person What is the definite definition of justice. Cephalus would have argued it is paying what is owed. Polemarchus would have said it’s giving good to the good people and giving evil to your enemies. Thrasymachus would have said it’s nothing else than the interest of the stronger. Although Socrates would have said that justice is what gives you the advantage to be just and what gives you the disadvantage to be unjust....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Democracy]

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Should Socrates Be Regarded As One Of The Sophists?

- Should Socrates be Regarded as One of the Sophists. The following essay aims to discuss the opinion that Socrates should not be considered a Sophist, with one’s chosen focal point to be how although he may have shared many qualities, it is his differences from this group which set him apart in a group of his own. The ideas one shall go on to discuss include how Socrates can be equated with the Sophists, as he too saw the importance of this discussion and education of the moral society, the pursuit of such education lead to hostility towards both the Sophists and Socrates, both of whom were accused of impiety and corruption of the youth.One shall go on to argue against this interpretation ho...   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Sophism]

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Plato 's Apology And The Wisdom Of Socrates

- In Plato’s apology, the story is told of how Chaerephon, friend of Socrates, went to the temple at Delphi to ask the oracle a question pertaining to the wisdom of Socrates, and how it compares to the rest of the men on earth. “He asked if any man was wiser than I, and the Pythian replied that no one was wiser” (Plato). This response was very confusing to Socrates because he recognized that he was not wise at all, and it troubled him for some time. Socrates then tries to refute the oracle by bringing a supposedly wise man from town to the temple to show the Pythian that he was wrong, but when they get there, Socrates realizes that the wise man was not wise at all, and neither of them knew a...   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Virtue]

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Socrates 's Theory Of The Existence Of Learning

- Socrates’s work has laid the foundation for all philosophical thinkers after his time. Although never writing anything down, Plato’s account of Socrates’s fundamental thoughts gives us a direct insight into our own beliefs and helps us question our very core values. Socrates has brought about many theories of existence due to the mere questioning of daily attributes like the existence of learning. In Plato’s dialogue, Meno, Socrates poses a valid argument that we do not learn but seemingly recollect knowledge from a previous life....   [tags: Soul, Plato, Reincarnation, Socrates]

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Socrates: One of the Most Important Figures in Western Philosophy

- Socrates was one of the most influential thinkers in the West, even though he left no writings of himself, it was possible to reconstruct an accurate account of his life from the writings of his Greek students because he always engaged them. He was a man with a very strong conviction because he lived his life for the pursuit of knowledge, true wisdom, God’s will, and piety. Though he never wrote anything, his soul source of knowledge about him came from one of his students, Plato. Socrates was born in 469 B.C....   [tags: Socrates Essays]

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Socrates And His Objection At The Sophists ' Mission

- SOCRATES AND HIS OBJECTION TO THE SOPHISTS’ MISSION. Research Question: who were the Sophists and what was Socrates’ main objection to their program. Socrates did not dispute the fact that the Sophists were wise people, however, he believed that they were ignorant of their own ignorance and were unwilling to accept this fact. First of all, I would like to describe who the sophists were. The sophists were great orators and great speakers. They were thought to use words of ambiguity and rhetoric when they spoke in public....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Truth, Apology]

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Socrates As A Person Who Is Profoundly Wise

- 1. Socrates is as a person who is profoundly wise, a person who has understood planes of reality far higher than what is understood by most people. He is depicted as one who has been outside the cave and who is no longer imprisoned by the illusions of the ordinary world. He is depicted as a skilled communicator who can ask people to question and examine even their most cherished assumptions. The Socratic Method is based on a dialogue between two or more people who may hold differing views, but wish to pursue the truth by seeking agreement with one another, Socrates used it quite differently in that he believed that knowledge was instinctive and could be brought out by means of skillful quest...   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Religion]

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Compare and Contrast: Socrates and Jesus Christ

- “To stand up for what you believe in is more important than to be scared of imprisonment or death.” – Socrates The Apology In this literature review I will discuss both Socrates and Jesus Christ (Jesus). I will compare and distinguish them, by their trial, misdeeds (through the view of society), law, justice and punishment. In addition, I will write about their influence in today’s society and what impact they have made through time. Both Socrates and Jesus had many things in common yet, they we’re different....   [tags: Comparing Socrates and Jesus Christ]

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Socrates Elenchus Verses Scientific Theory

- The Socrates Elenchus was Socrates way of questioning a proposal. His method is tested and explained in Plato’s Euthyphro and Meno. Socrates’ method is a series of steps that are meant to test or challenge a claim. The scientific method is a modern day method used to test a theory. Both Socrates’ Elenchus and the Scientific method have similarities and differences. Socrates’ method is very alike to the scientific method however; Socrates’ method seems to be less effective than the scientific method....   [tags: Euthyphro, Meno, Plato, Socrates]

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The Trial And Death Of Socrates And The Nicomachean Ethics

- Throughout the beginning weeks of class instruction this semester, I have found that the novels and texts that we have collectively read have made me contemplate both life and life’s actions in various ways that I had never thought of before. Of these, the main ideas that have endured with me and caused me to think broadly resulted from the pair of Greek philosophy texts that were read: The Trial and Death of Socrates and The Nicomachean Ethics. In regards to The Trial and Death of Socrates, I was heavily intrigued by Socrates’ distinct method of inquiry when trying to stimulate ideas and uncover underlying assumptions about a topic....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Virtue, Aristotle]

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The Defense Of Socrates, The Republic And The Nicomachean Ethics

- In “The Defense of Socrates,” The Republic and The Nicomachean Ethics, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle have their own point of views on what justice is. Each of these philosophers’ thought are similar but different in the sense that they want to find what the true definition of justice is. Plato believes in a harmonious society and state, and Aristotle believes in happiness and the mean of the extremes. In Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things, Okwe and Senor Juan are two of the main characters. Throughout the movie they make many different decisions that these philosophers may think are just or un-just for different reasons....   [tags: Ethics, Plato, Justice, Socrates]

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Socrates And What Makes Him Interesting )

- Socrates ' Limelight (Analysis of Socrates ' character and what makes him interesting) Around 430 B.C.E a child was born who would grow to influence the world through his teacher, Socrates. This child was Plato, who around 380-360 B.C.E. wrote his famous piece The Republic. The protagonist of this literature was Socrates whom to this day no one can claim with absolute certainty, backed with justifiable evidence, that Socrates was a real person. This is much similar to the situation with the Christian religion 's Jesus Christ, whom no one can prove with concrete evidence, was a real person because neither of these two famous idols ever wrote anything down if they truly existed....   [tags: Question, Socratic method, Plato, Socrates]

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Socrates Was NOT Guilty

-      Socrates, in his conviction from the Athenian jury, was both innocent and guilty as charged. In Plato’s Five Dialogues, accounts of events ranging from just prior to Socrates’ entry into the courthouse up until his mouthful of hemlock, both points are represented. Socrates’ in dealing with moral law was not guilty of the crimes he was accused of by Meletus. Socrates was only guilty as charged because his peers had concluded him as such. The laws didn’t find Socrates guilty; Socrates was guilty because his jurors enforced the laws....   [tags: Innocence of Socrates Essay]

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Plato’s Crito: The Last Days of Socrates

- As Socrates awaits his upcoming execution; he is visited before dawn by a close old friend Crito. Crito has made arrangements to help Socrates escape from prison. Socrates is grateful to his old friend for his willing to help aide him in the escape. However, Socrates is quite willing to await his execution. Crito tries to change Socrates mind about escaping by presenting him with several arguments. The first is that if Socrates choices to stay, his death will reflect poorly on Crito. The people will think that Crito did nothing to save his friend....   [tags: Crito, Socrates Execution]

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Plato, Alexander The Great, Aristotle And Of Course Socrates

- The study of philosophy has been around for more years than I could ever think of. Philosophy is the study of the existence of things and why different events fold out the way that they do. When we separate the word philosophy we get “phil-”, meaning love, and “-sophy”, meaning wisdom. The word philosophy simply means the “love of wisdom”. Some of the great philosophers are Plato, Alexander the Great, Aristotle and of course Socrates. Socrates can probably be credited with founding western philosophy....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Knowledge]

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According to Socrates, Should you Obey an Unjust Law?

- Convicted For Living. Do we have an obligation to obey any law, no matter how unjust or evil, provided only that it is in fact a valid rule of the legal system in which we happen to be physically located. In the following composition, I am going to examine the answer to this question in accordance to what Socrates believes. The best way to understand this almost “WWSD” (What Would Socrates Do) approach is by looking at Socrates' actions in the three Platonic dialogues we have read. These dialogues bring forth three possible bases for why Socrates believes one should obey the law....   [tags: socrates, unjust law, obeying]

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Socrates 's Views On The View Of Greek Society

- Because Socrates’ ideologies and beliefs went against the cultural expectation of Greek society at the time, he was prosecuted for being impious and corrupting the minds of Athenian youth. In the words of Euthyphro, being pious is doing what pleases the Gods. The reason Socrates was being accused of being impious was due to the fact that he did not believe in or acknowledge the Gods that the city of Athens believed in. His accusers also believed that he introduced new deities which was seen as corrupting the youth....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Philosophy, Soul]

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Socrates 's Views On Plato 's Dialogue

- It is easy to read Socrates’s dialogue each as an individual story. It is more difficult to take into consideration every word that Socrates has said up to that point and allow that to influence the validity of the current position or argument Socrates is supporting in one specific dialogue. Though this may be more difficult we must take everything that Socrates has claimed to hold in every dialogue. While holding Socrates accountable for every position he has taken during his dialogues there is a potential contradiction between Socrates Apology and in his dialogue with Crito....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Ethics]

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Plato 's Dialogues On The Trial And Death Of Socrates

- Plato’s dialogues on the trial and death of Socrates demonstrate the innocence that Plato sees of Socrates in defense against his old accusers. Plato covers this issue in Euthyphro and The Apology both of which provide insight into Socrates defense. The charge from the old accusers that Socrates defends against is, in the most general terms, that he does injustice and is meddlesome (19b-c, p. 66). Within that general charge, Socrates is specifically charged with investigating things under the Earth and heavenly things, making the weaker speech the stronger, and with teaching others these same things (19b-c, p....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Politics, Apology]

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Plato 's Article ' Why Was Socrates Prosecuted '

- M. F Burnyeat’s article, “Why was Socrates Prosecuted”, explores the idea of how the reader would vote, had they been one of Socrates’ jurors. As the article progresses more and more of Burnyeat’s previous juror-readers begin to find Socrates guilty as they read further along in Plato’s Apology and begin to analyze one of the two accusation made against him in depth. Burnyeat’s work, however, does not fully explore the idea that Socrates “crimes” were harmful to the people of Athens. This part of the charges is crucial part to both the accusation that Socrates believed in different gods then those of Athens and the accusation that he corrupted the youth, and much of my decision regarding his...   [tags: Plato, Aristotle, Apology, Socrates]

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Socrates 's Influence On The Play ' Clouds '

- Socrates grew up at a time when Pericles was in power. Pericles was known as the first liberal politician who believed that all man deserved liberty regardless of their wealth and status. As an adult, Socrates was always mocked by society for his views. The people in his community originally thought of him in a comical way, like in the play Clouds that was written by Aristophanes. Socrates was depicted as a man "stalking the streets" and "rolling his eyes at anything unintelligent." By about 417 B.C.E., Aristophanes wrote another play about Socrates called Birds....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Thirty Tyrants, Classical Athens]

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Plato Of Harmony And The Soul Between Simmias And Socrates

- Harmony is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as being “a pleasing combination or arrangement of different things.” In this essay I will be discussing the arguments in Phaedo by Plato of harmony and the soul between Simmias and Socrates. Simmias argues that “if the soul is a kind of harmony, when its strings are destroyed it’s (the body) destroyed too. (86a-d)” Through his argument, Simmias is implying that the soul and the body are harmonious to each other, that they are a pleasing arrangement of humanity, and that the body would be nothing without a soul; a body would not be a body....   [tags: Soul, Socrates, Harmony, Psychology]

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Socrates 's The On The Earth And The Things Beneath The Planet

- Then the accusation of heresy or studying the Heavens and the things beneath the earth is questionable all within itself for Socrates depicts himself as a very religious man. Indeed, at one point during the trial, Socrates calls upon the Athenians god at Delphi as his witness. In our present day, we would call Socrates fanatical for this rather fantastic claim. However, the Athenians beliefs were such that Delphic Oracle prophesized through the god Apollo and it was customary to visit these great authorities when troubled and looking for answers....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Thirty Tyrants, Apollo]

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Plato’s Portrayal of Socrates

- Plato’s Portrayal of Socrates The portrayal of Socrates by his student Plato creates one of the most controversial characters of all time. There are few other personalities in history that have drawn criticism and praise from the furthest ends of each spectrum. Socrates has been called the inventor of reason and logic, and at the same time has been condemned as a corruptor and a flake. Perhaps he was all of these. Despite this disagreement, one is a certainty: Socrates had a very interesting and active sense of humor....   [tags: Plato Socrates]

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Socrates, Plato, And Aristotle 's Ideas Today

- Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle’s Ideas Today Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle changed the world so drastically that it still impacts modern day society. Some ideas they pushed even serve as a backbone to Western beliefs, while others contrast as today’s society refuses to accept them. To begin, Socrates laid the foundation for Western intellectual tradition. When most people in today’s world think of Socrates, they think of the Socratic Method and a few famous quotes. Without his signature death, Socrates would not be as popular nearly two thousand years later....   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Socrates]

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Socrates 's Remark At 30a B Of The Apology

- In this paper I will argue that Socrates’s remark at 30a-b of the Apology that acquiring the best possible state of the soul is the most important thing in life and argue as to why I agree with him. Specifically, I will underline the importance of rejecting false beliefs and obtaining true knowledge by doing philosophy, which are essential for having a pure soul as well as being superior to wealth. Furthermore, I will provide an example from the Euthyphro, demonstrating the importance of knowledge and how eliminating false beliefs is crucial....   [tags: Plato, Soul, Socrates, Bertrand Russell]

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Socrates: A Revolutionary Philosopher Who Posed a Threat to the Government and Society

- Socrates was a revolutionary thinker. He brought new ideas and processes of thought to Athenian society and his work still has its place in the world today. However during his time, his ideas were not always thought of as a good thing. Many viewed him as a corrupting influence on other people and accused him of forcing his ideas upon others. Perhaps most frequently the center of controversy was his thoughts on theocracy and piety as seen in the Plato’s Euthyphro. Socrates also appears at the butt end of Aristophanes’ comedy Clouds, where he is satirically ridiculed and seemingly corrupting the youth of Athens in his school, the Thinkery....   [tags: Philosophy, socrates, government,]

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Socrates As A Man Of Reality Higher Than Anyone That Can Understand A Person

- 1. Socrates whose role is mostly wise into understanding a person of reality higher than anyone that can understand a person. He is one who implements the entire arsenal of Western logic and rhetoric to accomplish his end of rarifying and finally fixing the point of a given dialogue. For philosophy, we see ourselves mirrored in the arguments we advance and are made intellectually and spiritually better for having reflected so much and having been so reflected. He is portrayed in these works as a man of great insight, integrity, self-mastery, and argumentative skill....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Philosophy, Truth]

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