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    I chose to write about the Apology of Socrates. This is about Socrates where he was trying to defend himself from the Athenian Council. Socrates was accused of an evil-doer and teaches the aforesaid doctrines to others. He was also accused of “a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and heaven, and he makes the worse appear the better cause.” Meletus and Anytus were two of the accuser. At the end Socrates made a speech about apologizing how he speak normal in front of…

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    of truth” (PORTRAIT OF SOCRATES;SIR R. W. LIVINGSTONEp1.) In this assignment I will briefly explain what happened in the trail of Socrates as written by Plato, as well as what the different roles of philosophy as highlighted by Socrates in the apology. Role of philosophy is the caring of the human soul, and the moral virtue that a person attains through a philosophical life. Socrates’ promotion of the pursuit of wisdom supported this role, as wisdom was necessary for virtue. The role was…

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    The apology of Socrates Never could I have imagined that a book just short of 50 pages could intellectually liberate me and take me straight out of the doldrums. The apology of Socrates showed me beauty and innate importance of philosophy. It showed me the rigid individual rowing up the stream, whatever the cost Socrates never deviates from his just life. By now I have read it more than five times and it never ceased to pay dividends. I never had the idea that life has an inherent or divine…

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    Socrates Apology Analysis

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    When one thinks of an apology, they visualize a person asking forgiveness for their actions and hoping to receive a second chance, yet Socrates’ “apology” to the court is anything but that. By naming Socrates’ defense “Apology”, the author, Plato, develops an irony illustrated throughout the entire monologue. Socrates cannot overcome his pride and instead of admitting his alleged crimes and begging for his life, he mocks his accusers and praises himself. Pride can be defined as a high or…

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    In the recent discussions about Socrates in The Apology, a controversial issue has been whether Socrates should be considered Man Thinking, as termed by Emerson. On one hand, some argue that because Socrates was unable to use his ideas to act and become powerful in his time, he cannot be considered Man Thinking. From this perspective, Socrates is not Man Thinking because he only thought but did not act upon his ideas, being more like the scholar than Man Thinking. On the other hand, however,…

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    Plato's Apology Analysis

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    A Twist on the Meaning of an Apology (A discussion of the three most significant messages within Plato’s Apology) “ … the fact is that neither of us knows anything beautiful and good, but he thinks he does know when he doesn’t, and I don’t know and don’t think I do: so I am wiser than he is by only this trifle … “ (507). Plato is writing this famous dialogue called Apology, from within his teacher’s, Socrates, trial. Socrates is accused of corrupting the youth and being an atheist and in this…

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    Taylor Samec Professor Deen Introduction to Philosophy 21 September 2016 Apology Thesis: Socrates tries to prove he is not guilty by making statements to Meletus. It ends with Meletus agreeing with Socrates’ statements. Meletus ends up being portrayed as a fool that does not know much because Socrates keeps making claims that Meletus does not argue back. What or who is considered a positive influence on the youth? This is the first question Socrates asks Meletus. Meletus responds…

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    Ignorance is when an individual believes he knows what he does not know. Ignorance can be found in Plato’s Apology. Playa was Socrates most known pupil. Socrates shows us that even the wisest man had no more wisdom than himself and that he was truly worthless. People often choose to be ignorant. I believe this is true because of what people think of themselves…

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    In Plato’s dialogue Apology, Socrates stands trail to defend himself from the accusations of “corrupting the youth” and disregarding the Gods of the state. In his speech he tells the jury that an oracle at Delphi told Chaerephon a friend of Socrates that Socrates is a man of wisdom and no man is wiser than he is. To prove this cannot be true Socrates conducts cross examinations to find someone who is wiser than he is. Through these examinations Socrates mission and main points are to help people…

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    In the Apology, by Plato, Socrates makes two particular claims about himself. The first is that he does not know anything and the second is that he is wiser than every man in Athens. While these two claims may seem contradicting to one another because of our traditional conviction of relating wisdom to knowledge, Socrates refutes this correlation with his Socratic Paradox; which instead correlates knowledge with virtue and ignorance with evil. We learn about Socrates’ notion of wisdom through…

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