Socrates Vs Sophists Essay

  • Plato Vs Aristophanes Analysis

    Argumentative Strategies of Plato vs. Aristophanes In Aristophanes’ “Clouds” and Plato’s “Apology” Socrates is satirically attacked and rationally defended respectively. The two argumentative styles of Aristophanes and Plato are on opposite sides of the spectrum. Aristophanes utilizes satire and humorous exaggerations of sophist teachings to denounce Socrates. Alternatively, Plato’s “Apology” uses logic and reason in order to defend himself against the charges brought against him. Both writings appeal to a wide array of citizens. Aristophanes eloquent and comedic play can appeal to anybody in the audience, and Socrates ability to simplify as well as articulate complicated ideas makes it so both the educated and uneducated can understand.…

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  • Serenity In Plato's An Unxamined Life

    The dictionary defines serenity as the quality or state of being serene, clearness and calmness of mind, an even temper; undisturbed state; coolness and composure. Wisdom is the quality of being wise and the capacity to make due use of it, knowledge of the best ends and the best means, discernment and judgement; discretion; dexterity. The scientific or practical truth, acquired knowledge; erudition. Socrates Plato 's teacher believed that ‘’An unexamined life is not worth living.’’ Many…

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