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    [Topic sentence] Despite Socrates’ claim that his method of argument amounts to a disinterested pursuit of truth, at certain points in his discussion with Gorgias, he relies on rhetorical appeals to gain an advantage in the debate. [transition to more specific point] These often take the form of ethos appeals directed at the crowd of young men watching the debate. [Set-up/context for quote] For example, at one point, Socrates interrupts the discussion about the function of rhetoric in order to…

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    term comes from the Greek word ‘Apologia’, meaning ‘speech in defence of’, and not as it may seem an apology for his actions, in fact, it is quite the contrary in which he defends not only himself, but since he is the archetype of the Philosopher, philosophy and the philosophical way of life too. Further arguing that “examining both myself and others is really the very best thing a man can do, and that life without this sort of examination is not worth living”. Summarily, Socrates emphasises…

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    Plato’s Apology is the story of Socrates defending himself while on trial before the Athenian Council. Socrates was a sophist who had his own views that others did not agree with. Socrates accusers claimed that he “failed to acknowledge the gods that the city acknowledges” and “introduced new deities.” They felt that because of this he was also corrupting the youth of the city-state. Socrates is very clever with his words using irony to debunk his accusers. Socrates admits to the court that he…

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    Socrates Apology

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    Socrates' claim in the Apology that "the unexamined life is not worth living for a human being," had much meaning to it. For Socrates, philosophizing is the way to answer “what is the best way of life”. It is important to use our reason to discover the truth on how to live a happy life. Personally, living life following blind faith, believing things just because it is heard from another, living like a sheep, is not the way to know what makes you happy. The only way to find what will truly make…

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    Law School Film Analysis

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    The Socratic Method was illustrated in this film by Kingsfield, the professor of Hart’s contract law course. Kingsfield believes that the Socratic Method helps one to analyze the facts, trains the mind and keeps the class constantly thinking. This pedagogical tool for learning the law includes both strengths and weaknesses.…

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    Shame and Its Prevalence Throughout “The Apology” There is this philosophical endeavor to investigate emotions and how they are applicable to a person’s identity, shame being one of the emotions (“Emotion: Philosophical Definition”). In the chapter “Apology” from 4 Texts on Socrates by Plato, Plato focuses on how Socrates proves to be Athen’s highly intelligent educator, so that Socrates can overcome the shame that he has for the city. Similarly, shame also occurs in this chapter because it…

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    In his emphasis on virtue and the search for guidance within it, Socrates applies his Socratic method in the Euthyphro, the Apology, and the Crito as a means to alter the fixed mindsets and behaviors of the antagonists that surround him. For example, the individual responsibility of moral obligation is defended by Socrates’ conceptual mode of his philosophical method in his tearing down of his subjects’ preconceived notions on a topic, such as that of ‘What is piety?’ in Plato’s Euthyphro. In…

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    In Plato’s “The Republic”, Socrates and his Interlocutors try and solve the riddle that is whether or not the just man is happier rather than the unjust man. In the following paper I will proceed to explain what Justice truly is. In book one of “The Republic” the question and main point of the entire first book is “What is Justice?” Cephalus claims that “Justice is giving what is owed”, but Socrates explains that it is not always a good idea to repay one's debts, for example if you borrowed a…

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    Socrates commences by making a serious request to the jury to listen to him. He also asks them to forgive him if he begins to talk in the way he usually does. The people accusing him have already spoken out against him. They warn the jury of his persuasive way of speaking and how he might seem convincing as he is professing his innocence. Socrates states he does not speak eloquently. He says he will speak so that everyone to understand why he believes he is innocent. He even believes the…

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    Over the course of the dialog from the beginning to the end Socrates was trying to teach Euthyphro. So may ask why, it because Euthyphro was the laugh of the town in Athens. He proclaimed he knew something even though was was wrong. He never admitted he was wrong. This in turn made everyone not take Euthyphro seriously. When he in process of starting a lawsuit against his father we don’t know if he at the end when he storms off, if he already started the suit or was going to be didn’t. Plato…

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