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    Sophism In Athens

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    Over time society transform to better suit their need in order to survive. Therefore it is important for individuals with in that society to adapt to those changes if they hope to survive. Sophism play a major role in the transformation of Athens. Author such as Aristotle, Plutarch, Thucydides and Plato capture and identify how the nature of sophism effect athen. The idea of sophism became more popular after Cleisthenes decide to make some changes in the Athens constitution. When solon original created the Athens constitution only nine archons were appointed by a lot base on property-classes. “Solon stipulated appointment by lot from property classes” (Athenian constitution pg4). This group is entirely made up of aristocrat because they were…

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    Ancient Greece

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    As children, we learn to accept our life situations, hold to the attitudes, and share in the habits of those around us. In this way, a worldview is a cultural concept of reality. As a whole, a civilized society will determine what is important, moral, sacred, or real, and those who belong to the group will behave to reflect the common values and belief systems. Many intellectuals, philosophers in particular, in Ancient Greece aimed to understand human existence on their own despite this…

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    Philosophy is important subject that impacts our history and has been wonderful tool towards many eras throughout time. Philosophy allows people to find out their true self, comprehend their living on Earth, and recognize the bonds we have with other people. Many philosophers took on these tasks and put their valuable information towards their society resulting them to documented in libraries or other resources that are preserved for future scholars. Philosophers found it challenging to get…

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    wanting to learn sophistry is obtaining the ability to argue a case effectively in court. Individuals who knew how to effectively argue their case were at a considerable advantage. However, rhetoric can be used for the wrong reasons. Gorgias, a well-known sophist once proclaimed that he had the skills to be more persuasive to non-experts than experts. He could persuade a patient that his medical advice was superior to that of a doctor. This shows that the sophist can not only be…

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    Socrates’ Responsibilities in Plato’s The Death and Trial of Socrates Socrates has made a lasting impression on readers for millennia. Being an outspoken mind that taught his methods to others, his legacy continued through his protégée, Plato, whose own works have also greatly influenced today’s modern ideology (Class Notes January 24th). In Plato’s The Trial and Death of Socrates, Socrates is accused by Meletus of corrupting Athens’ young, creating new deities and not believing in the city’s…

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    Frustrated of the status quo, humans have been attempting to alter the circumstance for their favor or overcome adversity by modifying customs and laws, whether it is for a noble cause, such as the American Revolution; or for a selfish purpose, like Strepsides does to avoid the debts in the Clouds. Aristophanes depicts the bizarre logic of characters like Socrates and Strepsides in the Clouds, a satirical comedy, to convey his animosity toward the new education along with its “Inferior…

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    Arguments Against Socrates

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    Socrates argument In the apology book Socrates have many accusers. Now he is accused of corrupting the youth but He is denying the allegations he is saying that he could not intentionally corrupt anyone. Some people are convinced that he is speaking the truth but some people thing that he is lying. Socrates was teaching the youth not to believe in the gods that the city was believing in but he told them to believe other god not the one that they grew up believing in. Meletus is accussing…

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    Oedipus in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. I explicate these and other associations of narrative, and then discuss a deeper correspondence. According to my critique, the prevailing critical assessment of how these works relate to sophism is misinformed. In both cases, this…

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    It certainly is reasonable to call the Shaper a sophist because the Shaper is less concerned of singing with the truth, and more concerned with pleasing his audience, even if he has to alter reality. Grendel seems to scorn sophism because he calls the Shaper’s words “ridiculous” and “infecting” yet ultimately powerful (Gardner 48, 49). Gardner seems to conclude through Grendel that sophist ideals can be effective, yet they are of course not always logical. Grendel is a character that believes…

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    In Plato’s Apology, the reader is brought into Athenian court where Socrates is defending himself against charges of not recognizing the gods of the state, inventing new deities, and corrupting the youth of Athens. While these are the charges being brought against him presently, Socrates finds it necessary open his defense by addressing an older charge – being a sophist. While Socrates, like sophists, ruminates on God, relativism, and the use of rhetoric, he asserts that all charges of his being…

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