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    This essay is about Socrates in the Apology. Socrates was a philosopher, a religious fanatic and a man of reason who lived to questioned why things are the way they are, due to his occupation of questioning and reasoning he was later brought to court on charges of corrupting the young and encouraging people not to believe in godly things that are recognized by the state as said by his accusers. During his trial he said quite a numerous things in the Apology and he was found guilty by the juries and was sentenced to death. So, in this essay I will be explaining why he thinks that death should not be always avoided during his trial on apology. And I will be explaining my position regarding what Socrates has said that we shouldn’t always avoid death. Socrates thinks that death should not be avoided for reason that he believes having him sentenced to death by the jury think that they are causing any harm to him but the actual fact it is that they are not harming him in any way because neither of them or anyone includes Socrates himself have knowledge that whether death is harmful or not, so he holds that since that it’s the cause he has no or sees no reason for one to fear death because generally human nature we fear things that are harmful to us, things that we genuinely know to be harmful because we have experience the harm for example one being shot in the arm with gun may results in losing the arm, be in pains and wounded which provide reason for people to fear to shot. And…

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    As a student of Socrates it would make sense that Plato’s representation of Socrates would accurately illustrate Socrates’ beliefs of power within tyrants. However, I would like to argue that Plato’s rendition of Socrates within Gorgias inappropriately reflects upon the historical Socrates. The overarching motif of a powerful tyrant within both Plato’s Gorgias and Xenophon’s The Education of Cyrus proves that the historical figure Socrates believes that a tyrant is fully capable and powerful…

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    In the article “Subdue the Senate: Machiavelli’s Way of Freedom or Path to Tyranny” author John P. McCormick sets out to make the distinction between tyranny and civic leadership. McCormick states that Machiavelli “was fully aware of the tension between leaderly initiative and popular rule…” McCormick points out the conflict in Machiavelli’s argument by stating “How can a single individual follow Machiavelli's advice about favoring the people over the few without becoming a tyrant in the…

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    The Tyrannical Philosophies of The Arab Spring Both Niccolo Machiavelli 's “The Prince” Étienne de La Boéties work “The Politics of Obedience” discuss the philosophical views behind a tyrant and the effect of this political structure on the people being ruled. While Machiavelli seems to focus on the techniques tyrants use to maintain power keep their elite status, La Boéties discusses the approach from the point of view of the people being ruled over. Both pieces give the audience an insight…

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    determined by their wealth and social status. Oligarchies died down around the same time as ancient Greece. Ancient Greece was the most common place for them. Though there are few Oligarchies still around, it is not anything like it was in Ancient Greece. Tyranny is another form of government in Ancient Greece. Tyranny is when one person rules over all. In 6th Century BC many states were ruled by Tyrants. It is not like Monarchy though. In Monarchy people are born into power. Tyrants were put…

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    Aristotle's Tyranny System

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    group in charge puts their own opinions or beliefs before the mass’. It is very evident from history that tyrannical governments ended badly. Some countries went as far as making it nearly impossible for a tyrant to take control. Aristotle believed that if this tyrannical type of government took over a state, it would be the beginning of the end. This type of rule could and will eventually lead to the end of any society because the people and well-being of the state are getting put second to the…

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    Peisistratus's Polis

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    Peisistratus’s sons were not known for much except for their deaths. Hipparchus was assassinated which spiraled Hippias into a cruel and bitter rule until he was eventually overthrown by Sparta’s leader. This is commonly known as the end of The Age of Tyrants, however it was not the end of other tyrants’ rule . Throughout the years of being ruled under different tyrants under Solon’s constitution and the effects of Peisistratus’s rule left Athenians of all kinds with a strong sense of…

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    The Cid And Cinna Analysis

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    is their job, whether they may agree with the decisions being made or not. This is much different from today, where everyone is critical of our president, no matter who is in office. This criticism begins with the president, and spirals all the way down to city mayors and public office persons. Several lines later, Arias again states, “You should redoubt the power of a king…Remember, kings wish to be absolute.” This, as Corneille writes constitutes a bad king. This not only exemplifies a…

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    Napoleon, From Revolutionary to Murderer Over ten million people were put into the Russian gulags under Stalin’s rule. Stalin was one of the most horrible dictators of all time. How could Orwell represent such a terrible dictator? In Animal Farm, he represents Stalin with Napoleon. Napoleon displays a large variety of tyrannical qualities, but he was not always like that. Napoleon evolves as a tyrant over the course of the book, largely because he gains more power. At the beginning of the book,…

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    Cause Of War Essay

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    Nationalism is a strong loyalty and devotion to a nation, it is the belief that the greatest benefit will come from a country acting independently in their own interest. Nationalism was a major factor in controversy within this time period because each nation would fight each other to become more powerful and to expand their power. Each country would fight for their nation to become stronger whether it was to spread their religion, gain more territory, or have more power. Citizens of every…

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