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    An example of this is shown in 20e-21b of the Apology (Plato), where Socrates refers to his friend Chaerephon approaching the oracle of Apollo at Delphi to inquire on the level of Socrates’ wisdom. He asks whether any man was wiser then him, ‘and the Pythian replied that no one was wiser’ (Plato 21a)…

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    Reading Response: The Apology Analysis “Why does Socrates believe himself to be innocent?” The Apology is a record of Socrates defense to his jurors who had charged him with impiety. When taken before the court, a major part of his defense, is that the Oracle at Delphi proclaims him to be the wisest man alive. Later the Oracle gives the reason that he is wise explaining “He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing.”. While this statement is a…

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    and politicians, and Lycon, speaking for the rhetoricians/orators. I believe these men slandered Socrates’s name by accusing him of corrupting the youth of Athens and not believing in Athenians Gods, but his own. Based on my reading of Plato’s Apology, I argue that Socrates is innocent of these accusations and should not have died in the name of them, but even in death, Socrates voice has become stronger…

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    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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    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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    Who Is Socrates A Martyr?

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    The death of Socrates was controversial even before it happened- the most well-known and widely read account on the subject is from Socrates himself, reported through Plato’s narration. The circumstances of the execution are contested not only in terms of determining historicity or discerning the historical fact, but also the manner of interpreting the content itself. Whether the death was a suicide, using the legal system as a noose instead of being found guilty and convicted; to what extent…

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    One of the most profound philosophers is Plato (427-347 BCE). Society knows of his works such as The Republic and Allegory of the Cave, but no one is truly familiar with his life unless they have studied him. To understand his works you must first understand his life and all that he experienced. I am going to open your eyes and educate you on the man who influenced western civilization. Together we will explore how he met his teacher, the Theory of Forms, almost being sold into slavery, founding…

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    history, both ancient and modern, there have been few literary works composed as notable nor influential as Machiavelli’s consummate discussion of politics, known as the Prince. Equally if not more significant, however, is Plato’s account of the Apology by Socrates and the subsequent events illustrated by the famous Greek philosopher in Crito between Socrates and his titular comrade. Both texts, being written in times of abundant political alteration and conflict, make powerful statements about…

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    “I found that those who had the highest reputation were nearly the most deficient, while those who were thought to be inferior were more knowledgeable.” (Apology, 22.a) Plato states that the best way for a philosopher to survive is to remain a private figure, therefore, those who claimed to practice philosophy with high reputations, such as sophists, were false philosophers. Aristophanes describes the fame…

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    In Plato's The Trial and Death of Socrates, he recounts the leading up to the Greek philosopher’s, Socrates, death in 399 B.C. and exposes the reader to many of his theories, ideologies, and thoughts as he is trialed and sentenced to death. In Crito Socrates states “the most important thing is not life, but the good life.” (48b) When faced with death or fleeing he Socrates shows us that he is able to face death knowing that he has live a “good life”. When we look back at our live and see that we…

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