Socrates 'Apology And Allegory Of Cave'

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Introduction
Socrates is one of those individuals who helped in shaping the cultural and intellectual development of the world. From the reading of “Apology and Allegory of Cave” one can best understand him for his Socratic method of question and answer. He claimed to be ignorant and that the unexamined life is not wealth living for the human race. Whereas the Good Brahim story is an appropriate expression in defense of the low philosopher.

Looking at Socrates’ attitude about philosophy, it can be notice that he denied having any kind of specialized knowledge, and at a point, he made an assertion that an unexamined life is not worth living. He further claimed that no one ever does wrong willingly. From this, one can say that Socrates’ ethical assertion are not really factual, but more of maxim and are very difficult to verified or disapproved.

Socrates also
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He mentioned that he wish he were not born, and when asked why, he said because he have wasted forty yeard studying. He further mentioned that he belive he is composed of matter and have never been able to satisfy himself. His perplex attitude after speaking always keeps him sad and ashamed of his word. Furthermore, the Brahim was amazed that a poor neighbor woman who have absolutely nothing could live happily because of her ignorant whereas he could not with the knowledge he has.

Conclusion
After looking into both the Socrates and the story of Good Brahim, I found that Socrates was a real philosopher who could stood his ground and focus on his believe. Philosophically, I think Socrates attitude were direct and enlightening and can really encourages the society at large to focus on good things rather than evil. On the other hand, the attitude of the Brahim is quite confusing and really discouraging. From his regretful words, philosophically, one can say that he was not a true philosopher as he could not even get some happiness from his philosophical

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