Socrates 's Views On Socrates And Socrates Essay

1023 Words Nov 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Many of us have best friends to whom we can rely on when we need them. For Socrates, this was his follower and beloved friend Plato. Plato was a student of the famous philosopher Socrates and if it was not for Plato we would not have any information on Socrates today since Socrates never wrote about his life. Plato wrote many dialogs about Socrates including “Apology”, “Crito”, and “Euthyphro”. We can look at these dialogs and not only realize what kind of person Socrates was, but also how Plato looked up to Socrates. We can Socrates’ views in the dialog “Euthyphro”. “Euthyphro” explains the discussion that took place between Socrates and Euthyphro at the court of Athens. Euthyphro was questioning Socrates as to why he was being put on trial. Socrates explained to him that a man by the name of Meletus was accusing him of corrupting the youth and disobeying the laws of the state. Euthyphro explained to Socrates that he believed that Socrates would win his case and he shall win his own. Socrates then asks Euthyphro why he was at the court and he explained how his father was accused of murder. Socrates then explained to Euthyphro how he would in fact accuse Euthyphro’s father of being guilty, however, he would not prosecute him. This leads to the discussion of the difference between piety and impiety. When asked what piety was Socrates replied “Piety is doing as I am doing; that is to say, prosecuting any one who is guilty of murder, sacrilege, or of any similar…

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