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    Socrates position in the trial of Plato’s Apology was not appropriate in my opinion because Plato was a student of the Socrates and I feel he was coached in the way he viewed philosophy, until he sought to find out the truth of what a wise person is and if there were wiser people other than himself. Plato did not believe that Socrates was the wisest, to him wise was seeking the truth with facts and not fallacies and images. Plato felt philosophy had nothing to do with being a physicalist or…

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    The Apology is an account of the speech Socrates makes at his trial in which he is charge with the following, he busies himself studying things in the sky and below the earth, he makes the worse into the stronger argument and teaches the same thing to others. Name of this dialogue comes from the Greek "apologia," which translates to defense, or speech made in defense. With that being said, Socrates does not seem remorseful during his speech. However his only concern was to defend himself…

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    Resistance as a civic virtue Laws are not standard. They changes from state to state and obviously from country to country. Athenians judicial system condemned to death a man for having different beliefs than theirs and based in Apology and Crito by Plato in this essay I claim that Socrates’ acceptance of death under a failing judicial system is unvirtuous although he tries to picture it as a virtuous and civic act. His aberration for obeying the outcome of his trial becomes pointless because if…

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    In this paper I will discuss the charges Meletus brings against Socrates in Plato’s Apology and the arguments that Socrates provides in his defense. Then, I will evaluate these arguments by considering what they establish, how they work, and, ultimately, whether or not they succeed in showing that Socrates is not guilty of Meletus’ charges. Meletus brings two charges against Socrates: (1) “Socrates is guilty of corrupting the young,” and (2) “of not acknowledging the gods the city acknowledges,…

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    Apology When we hear the word “apology” the definitions that rings bell to our mind is “begging or pleading forgiveness” but it is very distinct in the “Plato’s Apology”. This article rather authenticates how Socrates defensed himself by virtue of his arguments for being the wisest, honest, and knowledgeable person but remained guilty of the applied charges at the end. He was charged guilty by his fellow Athenians for, not recognizing the gods that everyone believed in and creating new gods; and…

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    After my reading of the Apology by Plato and studying Socrates’ trial I have come to understand the complexity of Plato’s apology and Socrates’ defence as presented to us. Socrates’ was seen as an unpopular individual who did no right or just in the eyes of his accusers. The account of Socrates’ defence was a long and detailed account which at times was hard to comprehend but it is evident that his approach towards his trial and his accusers was factual. There are many allegation’s put forward…

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    In 399 B.C. Socrates was condemned to death, for impiety and corrupting the minds of the youth. “The unexamined life is not worth living”, was published in Plato’s “Apology” which contained Socrates last speeches. This Socratic Dialogue is still very relevant to our society today. I believe that Socrates was implying that making choices, and decisions without skepticism and examination of our actions does not result in a fulfilled life. Being able to examine our lives, and our actions can lead…

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    consequence he wanted to pay but of what he only deserved. It certain that Socrates had respect for the law. His argument is that death in his eyes shall not be feared. "The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our way, I to die and you to live" (Apology). Why would…

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    Plato's - The Apology Trials have been around for centuries, which are for the accused to be able to defend oneself from the accusations that are set upon him. An important trial was during 399 B.C which was for the man named Socrates, he was on trial for ancient accusations, impiety, for as well as the corruption of youth of Athens. Socrates had three accusers, the name of the three accusers are Anytus, Meletus, and Lycon. He starts defending himself from the new accusations first, then…

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    actually learn about, therefore it leaves the reader to wonder whether any biased opinions were involved when writing the play. Even though Socrates himself did not write the Apology we know for a fact that Plato was a student of Socrates who believed in doing the just and unjust thing, much of the point for the play Apology anyhow. As this is the case it is only logical to assume that he is doing the just thing and reporting the judgement as Socrates as it happened. This means that even if…

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