Plato's Apology Of Socrates

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Prominent Russian scholar of antiquity Losev in one of his notes give an overall assessment of the content of "Apology of Socrates", stipulating that it should be allocated, on the one hand, art, and, on the other hand, the logical side.
Losev said that artistically written by Plato, "Apology" will certainly commendable. Before us is a way of majestic and inflexible thinker, sentenced to death because of allegations that can not be described as miserable. Speech prosecutors at the trial of Socrates did not reach us. But it is clear that the allegations consisted of only common phrases. If the two main charges against Socrates - in youth corruption and impiety - have been at least to some extent specific and based on the facts, in the speech
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Assuming, as the draw of Socrates, Xenophon, Plato himself in other works, and indeed the whole ancient tradition - it was mild and courteous people, sometimes maybe more by the foolishness, always ironic and sarcastic, but always good-natured and modestly. It is quite another we see in Plato's "Apology". Although Socrates here and says that he knows nothing, is he himself, however, as a person, knowing that such a philosophy, as a man, confident in ignorance and moral base of its judges, even as a man, quite proud and confident that is not averse to a few fly in the face of his philosophical freedom, their courage before the court and the community and their confidence in the presence of his particular prophetic voice of his genius, always deterred him from unworthy acts. Given this confidence of Socrates in Plato's "Apology", some researchers in the past even doubted the authenticity of the …show more content…
Prosecutors Socrates claimed that he is engaged in natural philosophy. Socrates says that he was not engaged in it. This can hardly be considered a logical argument as mere denial is not yet evidence of his absence. The interpretation of his wisdom as knowledge of the fact of the absence of any knowledge of the same is in the content of Plato's "Apology" ascertaining rather than argue, character. In answer to the charge of corrupting the youth Plato's Socrates rather helplessly telling his accusers: but do not you have one corrupted? This, of course, is also not logical reasoning, but rather purely vital

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