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    The Trial Of Socrates

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    In Plato’s apology he lays out all of the charges that Socrates faced. These charges included corrupting the children of Athens, impiety to the Gods and Goddesses of the City. Socrates also faced the charge of teaching things and not taking a fee unlike that sophists and teaching students about things above in the sky and below the earth. These things were considered socially and morally wrong in the city of Athens at the time. Because of this the city placed Socrates’ on trial for his life. Since Athens was a democracy during the period it was custom that those placed on trial would face a trial of their peers. Much like our modern criminal court system, there was a prosecutor who brought up the charges, a defendant, and a jury of five hundred and one in which you needed thirty over half to acquit the defendant. This did not happen in the case of Socrates even though the verdict was extremely close, Socrates lost by only the thirty…

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    Plato’s work, The Trial and Death of Socrates has been and still remains a compelling piece of writing in Western Philosophy. In The Crito, the laws are the main focal point in all of Socrates arguments against leaving the city of Athens. He outlines the beliefs that he lives by and because of those beliefs chooses to not go against them, lest he risk tarnishing his psyche and reputation. Even when the Socrates does not speak for the laws, it is evident from the dialog that upholding the laws of…

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    In Plato’s, The Trials and Death of Socrates, Socrates is the ultimate cause of his own death because of not conforming to the democracy of the Athenians and corrupting the young. Socrates was a wise philosopher of his time and was in search of the truth, rather than believing in the Athenians Gods. Nevertheless, it was more than just a simple search for Socrates. His search for the truth turned into a complex journey to where the answer of true wisdom leads Socrates to be brought up on charges…

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    Socrates, also known as the father of Greek philosophy, unfortunately, was charged by a poet named Meletus due to his philosophical teachings. The jury of Athens accused Socrates of impiety, not believing in the Gods implemented by the state, and corrupting the youth. Those charges would ultimately define Socrates future. Socrates trial took place in Athens with a jury that consisted of around 500 male citizens. The day of the trial, which lasted for about 3 hours, the men by the names of…

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    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 divine inspiration in his defense. Socrates…

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    Set during the socratic age of philosophy, The Apology by Plato chronicles the trial of Socrates on the charges of corruption of youth and not believing in the Gods. Plato, a young follower and apprentice of Socrates, documents the trial in its’ entirety from beginning to the unfortunate end in which Socrates is sentenced to death. The Apology is the trial of Socrates on a very basic and literal level but upon further inspection, one comes to realize that not only the philosopher is on trial but…

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    Socrates Trial Case Study

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    Carl: Sam, would you say that Socrates' trial was not fair because he was not guilty of the sentenced crimes? Sam: Well it was an extreme denunciation for such petty accusations. Carl: Since we agree that Socrates was wronged, I think Socrates was stoically accepting unjust Laws. He didn’t try to convince the jury of his innocence. Do you think Socrates did right by staying and facing death, or should he have escaped? Sam: I think that Socrates believed that he was doing the right thing by…

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    The trial of Socrates takes place in the year 399 That trial follows very quickly upon the famous Peloponnesian war. The war that took place between the two great powers of the Greek world between the Spartans and Athens. The Athens that fought this war was at its height of the political power and prestige but lost the 30-year war to Sparta. Sparta initiated the 30 tyrants to rule the city. The next year the 30 tyrants were driven out and a democratic society was once again established. Three…

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    At the time of Socrates arrest he was 70 years old. He was arrested on the charges of believing in false gods and for corrupting the minds of the youth. These charges have philosophical reflections within them. This trial holds great importance for philosophy. The Trial of Socrates can also been seen as the Trial of philosophy. Socrates was a job less philosopher whose only form of income was what little donations received from others he met. Socrates walked around and spread knowledge and…

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    being gone to by Phaedo, one of Socrates' admirers who was available at his passing. Echecrates has heard the account of Socrates' trial (described in The Apology), yet has additionally heard that there was a long defer between the trial and Socrates' execution. Phaedo brings up that the day preceding the trial of Socrates, the Athenians had wrapped up the boat to Delos. Consistently, the Athenians send a boat to Delos to observe Theseus' triumph over the minotaur to pay tribute to the god…

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