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  • Loss Of Innocence In Socrates's Apology

    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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  • Piety In Euthyphro's Trial

    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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  • The Influence Of Virtue By Plato

    Every philosopher has diverse ideas and beliefs, yet Plato’s rational ideologies, thought process, and reason speak the loudest to me and correlate with my beliefs. The philosopher, Plato, lived in Athens and died in 428-347 B.C. Plato lived as one of Socrates pupils and wrote the words of Socrates after his death. Before his death, Socrates was Plato’s role model and influenced Plato’s ideologies and outlook on life. Plato’s passions and ideas aspired from the relationship between the soul and…

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  • Socratic Paradox In Plato's Apology

    know anything and the second is that he is wiser than every man in Athens. While these two claims may seem contradicting to one another because of our traditional conviction of relating wisdom to knowledge, Socrates refutes this correlation with his Socratic Paradox; which instead correlates knowledge with virtue and ignorance with evil. We learn about Socrates’ notion of wisdom through his use of moral virtue when he defends himself in court against the wrongdoings he has been accused of.…

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  • Justice In Plato's 'The Republic'

    He also says that defense methods such as war or other methods that justify cruelty must be done. Machiavelli also believes that human nature is greedy and self-interested and that a leader needs to be feared and loved but mostly feared, because fear is consistent with self interest, and that a…

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  • Shame And Its Prevalence In Plato's The Apology

    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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  • The Trial And Death Of Socrates Essay

    Socrates the Philosopher Long ago in Athens, Greece lived a man named Socrates. Socrates wasn’t just an average man though, he was very different compared to everyone else in Athens. Although while he was living many didn’t respect his ideas, after his death he later will be known as one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Since Socrates never wrote anything, there is no actual written evidence from him of his beliefs, thoughts of life and his trial, but there are pieces written by…

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  • Socrates Life Vs Unjust Life Analysis

    In this essay, I will argue the main keys to the advantage of leading a just life, which better than unjust life. In The Republic by Plato, speaks through his teacher Socrates who sets out the basic laws for humans through the longest argument among group of friends in a meeting at Polemarchus house. Socrates presents a question, “What is Justice?” He continues to disprove any answer he was given. Therefore, he present no definition of his own. Later, Thrasymachus, present himself like a wild…

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  • Cultural Stereotypes In Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

    “Allegory of the Cave” was written by Greek philosopher, Plato. Plato successfully pursued his mentor, Socrates, as his dialogues and writings became well known in society today. The cave in this excerpt can be interpreted into many many ideas. Based on “Allegory of the Cave,” the cave in the passage represents lack of knowledge (lecture 2015) since the prisoners believed that the shadows of objects were the true form. Moreover, my cave would be my parents and their perspective on appearance…

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  • Ap Comm Reflection

    interpretations of texts or discussion questions. I was never one to dominate a socratic seminar discussion, nor withdraw, because when the gun goes off, you can’t start out at a jog. My purposeful lack of bias allowed for me to have “a consciousness of the need to treat all viewpoints alike, without reference to [my] own feelings”. (VIV) This virtue helped me throughout the entire year, especially in the race socratic seminar in the first semester. While this unit taught me a lot and prompted…

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