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

- ... If you break the Laws, you do not only harm other people, but also yourself. Socrates are arguing that to avoid being executed, he must persuade the Laws that they punished him unjustly rather than simply fleeing, which would disrespect and destroy the Laws. Two problems arise, the first one is Socrates portrays the Laws as living beings that have nurtured and raised him, who will suffer if he disregards them. The truth is the Laws are not a living beings nor are they his parents. I make an assumption that if the Laws are truly his parents, and they are mistaken in punishing him....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Soul, Life]

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Socrates And The Apology Of Socrates

- ... He wanted people to believe that they are not as wise as they think they are and by proving them wrong, it makes one look ignorant. When someone tries to prove one wrong, they feel embarrassed and ashamed which is how he attracted so many enemies as he continued his process. He went to different types of groups of people, politicians, poets, artists, etc. and made them all seem uninformed on the knowledge they supposedly appeared to know, therefore proving Socrates method. Socrates states, “I have concealed nothing, I have dissembled nothing....   [tags: Plato, Knowledge, Socrates, Apology]

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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 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 ' 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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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

- ... Even when we get the idea that he is trying to avoid a certain topic, Socrates always knows the right thing to say and the people around him never realize what he is actually doing. I feel like the whole book is proof of this; a conversation between Socrates and these young men about what justice is. He gives us the idea that he knows what justice is, but by the end of the book we never get a clear definition. Socrates clearly tells us what justice is not, but we never get a sense of what he thinks justice is....   [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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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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The Apology Of Socrates By Plato

- ... The Oracle recognizes the wisest man as he who recognizes his own ignorance and does not believe they are the wisest. Socrates interviews a politician who “…appeared to be wise, [but] in fact he was not” (Apology 21d). The same politician claimed he was indeed wise, making him ignorant in the eyes of the gods. Socrates further argues that although both men might not be wise, but unlike the politician, Socrates recognizes that he is “…quite conscious of [his] ignorance” (Apology 21d).The politician along with other men whom Socrates’ interviewed are known as being double ignorant, which means “…not being aware of one’s ignorance while thinking that one knows” (Socrates I....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Fear, Argument]

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Socrates Was The Wisest Man Alive

- ... 8). He did not let this stop his journey so he continued to converse with the wisest people in Athens. However, at the end of each conversation he got the same result as he did with the politician. Occasionally, he would find that the particular person in question would be extremely wise in their area of expertise but unknowledgeable in every other aspect. He said that, “…this defect in them overshadowed their wisdom…,” (Plato, 1871, para. 10). This was due to the fact that the people would act ignorant when conversing with Socrates....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Knowledge, Philosophy]

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Socrates ' Apology Of The Jury

- ... Pangle -in his chapter Humanity and divinity in Xenophon’s defense of Socrates- calls the “the idiosyncrasy of [Socratic] piety”, and its corresponding formulation of divinity (116). This formulation of divinity/piety is idiosyncratic in two main ways. Firstly, it is idiosyncratic in so far as it speaks only and directly to Socrates. Secondly, it is idiosyncratic in so far as it presents its knowledge under the purview of Xenephon’s initial framing of Socratic reasoning, regarding the latter’s to choice of megalegoric speech....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Apology, Apology]

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The Apology Of Socrates By Plato

- ... Socrates is found guilty and sentenced to death. He impassively accepts the verdict, because he believes that no one but the gods know what happens after death, so it would be ridiculous to fear what someone does not know. (The Apology) In a famous quote Socrates states, “the unexamined life is not worth living” (The Apology). What Socrates meant by saying that “the unexamined life is not worth living” is that, life is meant to be lived consciously and quizzically (The Apology). Living consciously in the philosophical sense means that only in attempting to come to know ourselves and to understand ourselves do our lives have any meaning or value....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Delphi, Apology]

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The Trail And Death Of Socrates

- ... Socrates pointed out that argument does not arise who should be punished, but whether or not that person has acted unjustly. Both of them still disagree on the definition of piety till this point. Euthyphro overcomes Socrates ' objection by raising a new question. Socrates replied to him with a critical issue: ‘“It is loved because it is holy, not holy because it is loved?’” (TDS P.10) The first assertion shows God has an intrinsic quality. For example, pious may be loved by gods, but gods also have their choices to like something for different reasons....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Euthyphro, Soul]

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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 ' 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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The Trial And Death Of Socrates

- ... Later Socrates points out that like all men all Gods are different and uses the gods to prove to Euthyphro that although he thinks that his actions of turning his father in are pious because piety among men “is doing as I am doing; that is to say, prosecuting anyone who is guilty of murder, sacrilege, or of any other similar crime whether he be your father or mother, or some other person, that makes no difference- and not prosecuting them is impiety.”(pg. 4-5) among the gods some might agree while others disagree....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Crito, Euthyphro]

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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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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 Philosophy

- ... As a result of this Meno says that Socrates has made him numb because he can longer think straight about this topic. A similar reaction to what the torpedo fish would create. This relates to what the oracle says about Socrates because Socrates it shows that Socrates really is the wisest person. Although he creates a state of confusion within Meno, it results in educating Meno that he does not know anything about virtue even though he thought he did. This relates to the fact that Socrates is the wisest because it clearly shows that many people claim to know about things in which they do not, while Socrates realizes he knows nothing about these things....   [tags: Soul, Plato, Immortality, Socrates]

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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

- ... During the trial, Socrates, accused of being a bad influence on the youth of Athens, questions Meletus about who is giving the youth good influence. Meletus responds by saying the judges, councilors, and members of the Assembly had a major influence on the youth. They possessed expertise and knowledge about the law. Socrates reasons with Meletus by commenting that the Assembly is open to all men of the city. Since he is the only man being put on trial for corrupting the youth, Meletus assumes everyone else benefits the city....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Law, Justice]

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Socrates 's Philosophy And Philosophy

- ... His friend visits Socrates to flee prison with him and to live his life instead of accepting death. His friend brings up points where if he doesn’t flee he may be deemed a failure for allowing his friend to die, he may lose his property or much worst. Socrates counters by saying “when ill do you ask the many or the qualified physician?” Socrates destroyed public opinion with that statement, and establishes that the emotions and opinions really mean nothing if they don’t know what they’re talking about (which is why Socrates is the wisest he admits to knowing nothing while everyone thinks they know everything)....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Ethics, Religion]

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Socrates As A Good Man

- ... The first is a common ignorance. This is simply ignorance that humans are born into or that they inherit form their parents. An example is the ignorance about where to place the bread to turn the bread into toast. The individual can sit staring at the bread until he or she is instructed to place the bread in the toaster to make toast. This common or blamable ignorance can be overcome by instruction or by reasoning. Asking questions to arrive at the answer is another way of overcoming this type of ignorance....   [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 '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

- ... Crito did not want to lose his best friend. The second set of arguments center around money, Socrates no longer fulfilling the duties of a husband and father, Socrates being a coward by taking the easy way out, which is death. The last and most important argument that Crito gave is that Socrates was convicted under an unjust law so he didn’t have to obey it. Socrates had three principles in response to the three arguments that Crito gave. The first principle Socrates gave was the principle of rational reflection....   [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 ' 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

- ... So, Socrates goes on to question “…what is the pious, and what the impious, do you say?” (6d7). As the dialogues continues, Socrates pulls apart the six definitions Euthyphro offers and comes to the conclusion they must reevaluate piety. Because Euthyphro could not give Socrates a clear definition of piety even though piety is his area of expertise, Socrates proves even experts do not have knowledge on what they claim to know. In the Apology, Socrates claims he has no knowledge at all while also claiming to be the wisest man....   [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?

- ... Yet Socrates says, very clearly, that he knows nothing. What about this is intriguing. It’s the fact that a man who is seemingly the most insightful man on the planet, calls himself stupid. Socrates doesn’t hold back when it comes to pointing out others ignorance. Like any true philosopher he isn’t decided about the ways of society or the laws it holds. The reason he knew nothing is because he has come to the realization that he truly is ignorant and his purpose in life is to explore as much as he possibly can....   [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 Defense Of Socrates, The Republic And The Nicomachean Ethics

- ... After he saw the heart he tried to figure out what to do which is when he went downstairs to his desk. Okwe then looked at the emergency list that is at the desk and then he puts it down and doesn’t call the police. He then goes to Senor Juan’s office to see if he would do anything about the situation. When Okwe explained the situation to Senor Juan, Juan makes Okwe believe as if he is calling the police to see if what Okwe would do. Both Okwe and Senor Juan knows that if they call the police that they would want to speak to Okwe, since he is the one who found the heart....   [tags: Ethics, Plato, Justice, Socrates]

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Socrates And What Makes Him Interesting )

- ... Previously, Socrates had been using an example of a doctor to explain to Thrasymachos that not all who were in power and practiced justice did it for the purpose of gaining more money and power. One can strive to be just for the sake of being just. The doctor seeks to help his patients, not earn money. "Adeimantus says that philosophers are either useless or corrupt. In response, Socrates creates a hybrid philosopher-warrior that will appeal to the brothers. Earlier, Socrates describes the job of guardian and the nature that suits someone for that job....   [tags: Question, Socratic method, Plato, Socrates]

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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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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, 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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Plato 's Dialogues On The Trial And Death Of Socrates

- ... Thus, he could not have been meddlesome because he purposefully stayed out of politics. Furthermore, Socrates argues that, “if [he] was ever active in public at all, it is apparent that [he] was never the sort of man (and in private [he] was the same) who never conceded anything to anyone contrary to the just” (33a, p. 85). Socrates, therefore, could not have done injustice if he conceded anything that opposed justice. Since the charge of doing injustice and being meddlesome acts as a gateway charge, and if there is no possibility of him being guilty of this gateway charge then he cannot be found guilty in the end even if the other elements are true that make up that larger charge....   [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 '

- ... While it is not completely clear if these accusations were entirely valid, the trial proceeded before a jury of 500 men. While defending himself against the accusations that he does not believe in the Athenian Gods he was able to effectively convince the prosecution that if he taught spiritual matters that he must himself believe in spirits and what are Gods but spirits. It is the way Socrates continued after defending himself against the charges that leads many historians to believe he may have wanted to die in this scenario or more or less committed suicide by inciting the jury....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Thirty Tyrants, Classical Athens]

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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: 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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Socrates - Definitions of Piety

- Socrates - Definitions of Piety      During the Periclean age (around 400 B.C.) in Athens Greece there was a man named Socrates. He was considered a very wise man by the Athenians. However there were men in power who did not care for him or his teachings; Claiming that he corrupted the Athenian youth and did not believe in the Greek gods, Socrates was put on trail. On his way to his trial Socrates met a man named Euthyphro, a professional priest who is respected by the "authorities" (those who want get rid of Socrates)....   [tags: Socrates Plato Philosophy]

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Love Is Discussed By Socrates And His Friends Over A Drinking Party

- ... Carver, as characteristic of his writing, uses a much simpler version. “My friend Mel McGinness was talking. Mel McGinness is a cardiologist, and sometimes that gives him the right.” (137) Carver’s narrator is telling a detached account of a conversation his four friends had, and the stories his friend, Mel tells. While Plato’s narrator is reciting what he heard through many different sources. Nick, Carver’s narrator, is present for the graphic discussion that unfolds. Carver’s simplification of this frame enforces the concept of communication and understanding that comes with love....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Love, Symposium]

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Last Days Of Socrates

- The Last Days of Socrates Plato. The Last Days of Socrates. London: Penguin Books Ltd., 1993 Imagine the time just after the death of Socrates. The people of Athens were filled with questions about the final judgment of this well-known, long-time citizen of Athens. Socrates was accused at the end of his life of impiety and corruption of youth. Rumors, prejudices, and questions flew about the town. Plato experienced this situation when Socrates, his teacher and friend, accepted the ruling of death from an Athenian court....   [tags: Plato Socrates Philosophy Essays]

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Justice in Socrates’ City

- Justice in Socrates’ City While Adeimantus and Glaucon appear to enthusiastically accept Socrates’ conclusions about the nature and benefits of justice at the end of Book IV, even going so far as to complete his argument about the profit of justice themselves, they only do so because they have followed Socrates’ argument linearly without going back to test new claims against established premises. Had they done so, they would have been to discover the gaps in Socrates’ logic and the full implications of his constructed city—a city that not only failed to illustrate how justice was profitable in itself and correlated with happiness, but actually proved the precise view of justice as a sacrifi...   [tags: Socrates Book IV Justice]

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Recounting the Last Days of Socrates in Crito

- Recounting the Last Days of Socrates in Crito In the Last Days of Socrates the dialogue “Crito” recounts Socrates last days before his execution. Socrates had been accused of corrupting the youth and not worshipping the Gods of the state. During his trial he denied all accusations and attempted to defend himself by proving his innocence using reason . He was judged to be guilty and given a death sentence. His long time friend Crito proposes to Socrates a plan to escape from his death sentence in prison....   [tags: Crito Socrates Greek Philosophy Essays]

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Morality and Laws in The Trial and Death of Socrates

- Morality and Laws in The Trial and Death of Socrates Upon reading Plato, The Trial and Death of Socrates, Socrates strongly held views on the relationship between morality and laws become apparent to the reader. Equally, Socrates makes clear why laws should be followed and why disobedience to the law is rarely justified. Finally, he makes clear his views regarding civil disobedience. Socrates’ view on morality is that anyone can do wrong. It is said that injuring someone in return for injury to oneself is wrong....   [tags: Morals Socrates Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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Socrates’ Trial Defense in Terms of His Values

- Socrates’ Trial Defense in Terms of His Values In his Apology, Plato recounted the trial that led to the execution of his friend and mentor, Socrates. The account revealed that values of Socrates’ accusers and his own fundamentally differed, and that they had been angered because he tried to prove that they had misplaced theirs. Those differences created conflict between the two parties that culminated in his trial. With the understanding that a jury condemned Socrates to death and his defense nevertheless pleased him because he gave it truthfully, it is most sensible to call it a good defense because he felt it was the best that he could do....   [tags: Plato Socrates Apology Essays]

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Socrates And Socrates About Virtue

- ... One will never know more than they know at birth. “A man cannot search for either what he knows or for what he does not know…nor for what he does not know, for he does not know what to look for” (Meno, 80e 2-6). From the second half of this quote we derive statement three of the dilemma, the statement which must be proven wrong to give any meaning to learning in this life. In order to solve Meno’s Dilemma one must prove a statement wrong. At first glance one can see two fairly obvious objections....   [tags: Knowledge, Epistemology, Learning, Plato]

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Socrates and Socrates: A Philosophical Pair for the Ages

- In Walter Mosley’s Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, the reader is introduced to Socrates Fortlow, an ex-convict who served twenty-seven years for murder and rape. Fortlow is plagued by guilt and, seeing the chaos in his town, feels a need to improve not only his own standards of living, but also those of others in Watts. He attempts this by teaching the people in Watts the lessons he feels will resolve the many challenges the neighbourhood faces. The lessons Fortlow teaches and the methods by which he teaches them are very similar to those of the ancient Greek philosopher for whom Fortlow was named: “‘We was poor and country....   [tags: Literature]

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Socrates, Guilty Or Not

- Socrates, Guilty Or Not Ancient Athens was the site of a growing culture. Philosophy was among the many improvements and discoveries being made. With these improvements and discoveries, great thinkers were able to stretch out their knowledge to new heights. The society they lived in, both welcomed and shunned their ideals. Socrates was one of these thinkers. It was because of Socrates open-mindedness that he was sentenced to death by two charges brought against him. One, Socrates corrupted the youth and two, Socrates believed in ‘false gods’....   [tags: Phiosophy]

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The Apology of Socrates

- ... The god Delphi answered nobody was wiser. Socrates thought surely this must be some kind of joke or riddle, he ponders what was said by the god Delphi and was speechless. Socrates decides to go investigate a man who seems to be wise to others and himself, but he wasn’t wise he only looked that way on the outside. When hearing this the man became angry with Socrates causing others to be against Socrates. Then after that Socrates went to the politicians from the politicians to the poets from the poets to the craftsmen’s; and none of them were wiser than Socrates....   [tags: law court, jury, truth]

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The Defense of Socrates

- The Defense of Socrates begins with Socrates stating he does not know if his fellow Athenians, his jury, have been persuaded by his accusers. This is a crucial statement because Socrates explains how of the many false claims that his accusers have made, one particularly can be proven as untrue. His accusers have sent out a warning that Socrates is a “clever” speaker and he clarifies that he would admit that he is an orator if a “clever speaker” is one who speaks the truth. (17b) He states that although he has no experience with the court of law, he will speak the truth....   [tags: Athens, Politics]

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The Life of Socrates

- Socrates (470-399 BC) was a credited philosopher born in the city of Athens to father Sophroniscus and mother Phaenarete. Despite his world-renowned contributions, he did not leave any written accounts of his life. His story was taught through the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, along with Aristotle and Aristophanes in various forms of dramatic texts and histories. Among others, Plato wrote many dialogues that quoted Socrates’ exact words. Much of what we know comes from this greatly influenced student....   [tags: Biography, Contributions, Philosophies]

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The Trial of Socrates

- In the spring of 399 BCE, A man named Socrates was put on trial in front of his native Athenians. Facing the charges of not acknowledging the gods the city acknowledges, and introducing other new divinities. In addition, He is also charged with corrupting the youth of Athens. The affidavit introduced by Meletus demands the penalty of death. These are very serious charges and the demand of death should not be taken lightly. Yet Meletus is ignorant about what he claims and his accusations can easily be rebutted....   [tags: Meletus, Unjust Trial]

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A Conversation with Socrates

- The scene: inside the Perry-Castañeda Library, as I doze off over a paperback of Plato’s Republic. Socrates materializes before me in a sudden, puzzling flash of light. Me. Socrates, why am I here. Socrates. Your parents willed it so. I am afraid I do not follow the intent of your question. Me. I mean, at this university, that is. What am I doing here. Is there any ethical or moral justification for my attainment of a college education. What is the purpose of my education. Socrates. I do not believe I can produce an adequate answer....   [tags: Philosophy]

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A Student Of Socrates

- ... As James was younger he earned a degree in physiology and also studied philosophy. Unable to decide which one interested him more. In psychology, he found the link between the two. In 1875 he then went on to offer a class at Harvard and this was a psychology class (James, 1875). James goes on to develop a functionalist theory that focused on how individuals use their perceptual abilities to adapt and function in their environment. These theories would raise questions about learning, the complexities of mental life, the impact of experience on the brain, and humankind’s place in the natural world that still seem current today (James, 1875)....   [tags: Psychology, Sigmund Freud, Ivan Pavlov]

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The Great Socrates

- Socrates was a great Greek philosopher (Athenian) around 469 BC – 399 BC. He is known as one of the most important figures and one of the founders of European philosophy. Socrates never wrote philosophical texts. All the writings that exist and everything about Socrates such as his life and philosophy were from the writings of his students, mainly from Plato. In Plato’s eyes, Socrates was an idol, a saint, a prophet and a master in philosophy.1 However, others viewed him as a pathetic, ugly and annoying man....   [tags: philosophy, greek, apology]

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Socrates and Alcibiades

- Philosophy and the Human Condition Socrates and Alcibiades In Plato’s Symposium, he describes the party which Agathon had several famous people of his time over for dinner. Those in attendance include Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes, and Socrates. The party begins by the members of the party eating dinner and then beginning to talk to about love. Each person gives a eulogy of love. After everyone has spoken, including Socrates, Alcibiades enters and gives a eulogy of Socrates. The two agree on the nature of love in some ways, and disagree in others....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Biography of Socrates

- Socrates is known in todays world as one of the greatest philosophers in history. He brought many revolutionary ideas to ancient Athens during his life and even after his death. He had many followers that beloved him even till death. His tragic death only led him to become a martyr for philosophy. Socrates never wrote anything down so what we know of his life is the from the records left by his followers, mainly Plato. Socrates was born around 470 B.C. in Athens to a family with moderate wealth....   [tags: Philosopher, Theories, Ancient Athens]

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Thrasymachus and Socrates

- In Plato’s The Republic, we, the readers, are presented with two characters that have opposing views on a simple, yet elusive question: what is justice. In this paper, I will explain Thrasymachus’ definition of justice, as well as Socrates’s rebuttals and differences in opinion. In addition, I will comment on the different arguments made by both Socrates and Thrasymachus, and offer critical commentary and examples to illustrate my agreement or disagreement with the particular argument at hand. The debate between Thrasymachus and Socrates begins when Thrasymachus gives his definition of justice in a very self-interested form....   [tags: Justice, Plato's The Republic]

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The Trial and Death of Socrates

- The portrayal of Socrates, through the book “the trial and death of Socrates” is one that has created a fairly controversial character in Western history. In many ways, Socrates changed the idea of common philosophy in ancient Greece; he transformed their view on philosophy from a study of why the way things are, into a consideration man. Specifically, he analyzed the virtue and health of the human soul. Along side commending Socrates for his strong beliefs, and having the courage to stand by those convictions, Socrates can be commended for many other desirable characteristics....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Principles Of Theology Represented By Socrates

- ... Socrates remedy is to change and shape the theology that exists and is taught in this city. Instead of showing the Gods with all their flaws Socrates chooses to erase that in preference for the perfect all virtuous God. Socrates realizes that the Gods serve a purpose in society almost as a moral ideal to look up to. If the Guardians are to look up to these Gods they need to be perfectly moral and good beings. If they are not it poses a risk that the whole city will be immoral and unjust. The second principle involved in the theology represented by Socrates involves the problem Socrates has with the effect of deceitful Gods on the Guardian education....   [tags: Virtue, Plato, Ethics, Philosophy]

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