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    Last Days Of Socrates

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    The Last Days of Socrates, Plato uses Socrates’ own voice to explain the reasons that Socrates, though innocent in Plato’s view, was convicted and why Socrates did not escape his punishment as offered by the court. The writings, “Euthyphro,” “The Apology,” “Crito,” and “Pheado” not only helped the general population of Athens and the friends and followers of Socrates understand his death, but also showed Socrates in the best possible light. They are connected by their common theme of a memoriam to

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    Socrates was a great and exciting philosopher sometimes referred to as the father of Western philosophy. Socrates life and views illustrate the real meaning of belief. He left no writings, and most of his opinions and information are found in dialogues written by his student named Plato. Socrates used to ask series of questions to the point of irritation, and he never provided answers. Plato one of his followers recorded a conversation between Socrates and his priest friend Euthyphro. They both had

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    defend himself. When Plato wrote the “Allegory of the Cave” after the death of Socrates many scholars believe that that was the main reason that influence Plato on writing it. Plato wrote about the trial of Socrates in the Republic with the title “The Apology” in other word a defence. In this work based on Plato, Socrates was being accused by past and present accuser, the past accuser was accusing Socrates of not believing in God and making the weaker argument the stronger, and the present accuser were

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    The Overlooked Gift of Knowledge

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    Works Cited Brickhouse, Thomas C., and Nicholas D. Smith. Socrates on Trial. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1989. Print. Colaiaco, James A. Socrates against Athens: Philosophy on Trial. New York: Routledge, 2001. Print. Plato, selection from The Apology (from N.M. Bailkey Readings in Ancient History (D.C. Heath and Co, 1992), pp. 242-252)

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    make them think.” These words were spoken by a very famed philosopher, who in his apology, or defense, claimed his innocence in many charges, including the corruption of youth. Of course, in his era, society was spilt between recognizing him with fame or infamy. This is noticed in two of the most insightful plays of Socrates’ life: Aristophanes’ Clouds and Plato’s Apology. Clouds introduces Socrates charges with Apology concluding his trial. Despite a compelling account placing guilt on Socrates by

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    follow. It is these concepts in combination that contribute to the tragedy in the trail and death of Socrates. Although, the trial and death of Socrates has many components that are thought provoking and important to the tale of Socrates, it is the apology that is my own favorite in capturing Plato’s true character and therefore the impending paper is mainly evaluating the events and occurrences of that particular section of the trial and death of Socrates. Having read and analyzed “the trial and death’

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    Death Of Socrates Essay

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    INTRODUCTION “The death of Socrates has had a huge and almost continuous impact on western culture” (Wilson 1). Socrates life, trial, and death are all important parts of history. Socrates was a philosopher in Athens who believed in using reason to explain different aspects of life. During his lifetime, he not only tried to help develop his own mind and understanding of life, but also those around him. He often tried to teach the adolescence and get them to use their minds. Socrates enjoyed teaching

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    Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Title Date The Apology The Apology, written by Plato is one of the literary works that philosophers have used over the years as a source of inspiration in their respective philosophical journeys. It contains Socrates’ defense against the charges that the people of Athens file against him. Although the title suggests that Socrates intended to apologize for the perceived errors, he demonstrates more of it as an argument than an attempt to seek absolution. Throughout

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    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

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    In Plato's, The Apology of Socrates, Socrates was accused and on trial for two charges: that he had corrupted the youth of Athens with his teachings, and, that he advocated the worship of false gods. Socrates taught his students to question everything in a thirst for knowledge. Thus, many politicians were looked at as hypocrites. Because of this, many politicians feared Socrates and wanted Socrates away from Athens. Socrates tried to defend himself against the charges by addressing each accusation

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