Apology

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  • Socrates: The Great Thinker In Plato's Five Dialogues

    speaking to the jury in a conversational matter and just being deliberate about everything. Why he does this you may ask and not just do things the traditional way by having a prepared speech basically owning up to his mistakes or giving some sort of an apology. Is that one he is not going to lie and say what he did was bad in any way. Two he thinks that if he goes off the cuff with his speech with a man of his age people are much more going to accept what he says as truth than if it was a…

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  • Essay On The Types Of Socrates

    The Types of Socrates In The Trials of Socrates, we are shown different view points of the Greek philosopher, Socrates. However, none of these views come directly from the philosopher. Socrates had never published anything during his lifetime, therefore all his beliefs are recounted second hand. This is unreliable as it becomes ambiguous whether or not these views being written down are purely Socrates’ thoughts or if the authors bias has trickled into argument. These differing accounts have…

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  • The Trial Of Socrates

    In Plato’s apology he lays out all of the charges that Socrates faced. These charges included corrupting the children of Athens, impiety to the Gods and Goddesses of the City. Socrates also faced the charge of teaching things and not taking a fee unlike that sophists…

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  • Plato's Criticism Of Socrates On Trial

    In 399 B.C Socrates, a Greek Philosopher, had been sentenced to death after being found guilty to heresy and corrupting the minds of the young. This trial heavily depended on the unpopularity of Socrates, due to him having wounded the pride of many prominent men in Athens. Plato’s writings of Socrates on Trial displays Socrates’ criticism during his trial of both Athenian society and democracy by highlighting the biases of the people, and the flaws in the democracy of the time. Socrates was a…

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  • Consequences Of Injustice In The Trials Of Socrates By Plato

    In The Trials of Socrates by Plato, a common theme arises among the three Platonic dialogues Apology, Crito, and Phaedo Death Scene: injustice. Apology details the trial of Socrates, and displays how the philosopher defended himself, and his character, against unfounded accusations. Crito narrates the interaction between Crito and Socrates, in which Crito tries to persuade the condemned to commit an unjust action in exchange for his freedom. Phaedo Death Scene recounts the execution of Socrates…

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  • Descartes Clever Speech Analysis

    Final Exam: Clever Speech After reading The Trial and Death of Socrates and Meditations on First Philosophy I would consider both Socrates and Descartes clever speakers in their own way. Their approach to speaking are very different but they have a way of being extremely meticulous with their use of language. By doing so, they both reach a point of being what many may consider “clever”. I on the other hand would not consider them clever. In my opinion, Socrates speaks in a more manipulative…

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  • Socrates, An Athenian Philosopher

    Socrates was an Athenian philosopher, who was one of the most well known people of his time (400BC) due to his ability to meticulously question peoples opinions regardless of their social status. He used a philosophical approach in order to help people prosper themselves and believed strongly in the idea of caring for the soul. He was physically short and deemed as unattractive in comparison to Athenian standards. He never dwelled in matters that involved money or gaining power as he was more…

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  • Reflective Essay 'The Voyage'

    Plato the famous philosopher Socrates once said "The greatest good of a man is daily to converse about virtue, and all that concerning which you hear me examining myself and others, and that the life which is unexamined is not worth living" (Plato, Apology). This course, which is a diploma in the psychology of counselling, has contained within it a module on personal development and self awareness. This module challenges us to examine our core values, beliefs and prejudices and behaviours..…

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  • Comparing Socrates And Euthyphro's Trial

    There seems to be a hypocritical problem with Socrates’ defense to the Athenian Court during his trial. He claims to the Athenian Court that he was on a mission from the Oracle of Delphi and Apollo. The problem that came to be with his defense was, he recently criticized Euthyphro for claiming that being part of his father’s execution was the will of the gods. There is a seeming hypocrisy for Socrates to claim divine motivation in his defense but say it is not plausible when Euthyphro uses…

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  • Essay On Socrates Corruption

    Right or Wrong, Win In society it is believed that is impossible for one person to corrupt the thoughts of a whole group of people. On the other hand, it has been proved that it is possible for one person to influence and subsequently lead to the corruption of thoughts. Following Socrates’ death, we the Athenians became inspired to ferret out and execute other individuals who might be guilty of corrupting our youth. One of the individuals we will put on trial for this is Meletus, the youngest…

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