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  • Thinking And Wisdom In Plato's Apology

    In 399 BC the respected Socrates was sentenced to death by hemlock. The very famous Apology was written by one of Socrates students, Plato. It exemplifies Socrates’ overall philosophical thinking and wisdom. One prominent quote from this passage is, “the unexamined life is not worth living,” (Plato, trans. 1871). There is debate over what this means, but it is equally up to one’s own interpretation. If you’re not truly in tune with yourself then there is no room for growth and this will…

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  • The Quality Of Life In The Apology By Plato

    The Apology by Plato examines the accusations that Socrates faces while on trial in Athens. The philosopher is accused of not recognizing the same gods as the state, creating new deities, and corrupting the youth of Athens. He systematically disproves the claims while raising the idea that living an examined life enhances the overall quality of being by challenging and questioning the world around oneself. In The Apology by Plato, throughout Socrates’ examination of both his own life and of…

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  • The Defense Of Socrates In Plato's The Apology

    In Plato’s The Apology, a trial is depicted to convict Socrates, a man who simply wanted to seek and define the truth, for corrupting the youth of Athens, and harming the relations among citizens by causing disrespect through his practice of philosophy. The trial seeks to uncover the truth of Socrates’ actions, or rather, if his actions were a harm to the society of Athens. In regards to the city, the prosecution had some strong arguments, and many weak ones that Socrates goes on to discredit…

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  • Socrates Defense In Plato's Apology

    Plato’s Apology tells the tale of Socrates’ defense, counterproposal, and death sentence in front of a jury of approximately 500 Athenian citizens. Plato’s Crito is named after a wealthy friend of Socrates who the philosopher invokes during his defense as an example of one of the men present in the jury who had enough exposure to his teachings, whether directly or through relatives, to have grounds to testify as a witness against Socrates if indeed his teachings were corrupting the young. An…

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  • Socrates View Of Death In Plato's Apology

    Plato’s “Apology” examines the trial of a great philosopher named Socrates. He is brought to court because of corrupting the youth and not believing in Gods. In response against his accusers, Socrates maintains that being sentenced to death is a possibility. While others fear death, as it is an evil; he does not fear it as he views death positively. According to Socrates, death is an advantage. His spiritual sign suggests this idea as well. Throughout his defense, Socrates has consistent idea…

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  • Socrates Contribution To The City In Plato's Apology

    I am arguing that Socrates’ argument is sufficient to establish the truth of his conclusion that he has contributed to the city in Plato’s Apology. In the Apology, Socrates is being put on trial for his “crimes” against the city. He is already convicted of corrupting the youth and disbelieving in the gods and is awaiting his sentencing. Socrates wants to be given free meals for what he has not done for the city. He believes that what he has done is not worthy of death, but that he should be…

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  • Socrates Purpose Of Thinking In Plato's Apology

    and continue his unique procedures for understanding the world around him. Plato, one of Socrates most prominent student, recorded Socrates’s trial in the piece, “Apology”. By analyzing the deeper meaning and author’s purpose behind writing the “Apology”, one may be able to grasp a better understanding of the piece.…

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  • Compare And Contrast Apology And The Allegory Of The Cave

    are incorrect. In this particular essay Socrates way of exploring things along with his belief as well as perception, is compares & contrasted with Voltaire’s perception of life. To understand the essence of philosophy in life, The Apology, Allegory…

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  • Wisdom, Truth And Virtue In Plato's Apology '

    Plato’s Apology is the retelling of Socrates’ trial and his ultimate death. In the Apology, Socrates argues and defends himself against the false charges of: corrupting the minds of the young and not believing in the gods recognized by the state. Socrates was judged by Meletus, Anitus, and Lycon; Meletus of which he discussed with the most. How these charges came about, were merely prejudices and assumptions by the people of Athens that accumulated over the years. It all started when…

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  • Plato's Apology: Socrates Should Not Fear Death

    In the “Apology” Socrates is on trial for crimes he has not committed. Socrates ultimately does not fear death because of his innocence, he believes that death is not feared because it may be one of the greatest blessings of the soul. For a person such as Socrates that has lived virtuously there no reason for them to fear death. Socrates makes the argument that one should not fear death because only the gods know what is beyond death,because death could be a blessing. According to Socrates,…

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