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Topics: Plato, Socrates, Democracy Pages: 12 (3763 words) Published: February 25, 2014
Socrates is considered one of the greatest thinkers of all time. This was not because he was the most intelligent, but as he states in the Apology, it was because he knew he didn’t know everything. He enjoyed questioning people and getting them to think deeper and he would consider other’s opinions. He refers to himself as a gadfly that pesters the horse into action. This is the case in Plato’s Meno. Socrates is having a discussion with Meno on whether virtues are teachable. This conversation leads to what does it take for a man to be a success. Socrates states that there are two ways in which men succeed. They are though true knowledge and right opinion. Although there are differences between them, they both will lead to success. Through the contrasting views of beliefs __, Socrates suggests that one must to this in order to do this

Socrates describes his views about the nature of Truth and knowledge. his view of his duties; the nature of his courage (why a good man need not fear death Write an essay in which you describe the lifestyle, the character and thought (beliefs) of Socrates.

Through its contrasting river and shore scenes, Twain’s Huckleberry Finn suggests that to find the true expression of American democratic ideals, one must leave “civilized” society and go back to nature.

While both Northerners and Southerners believed they fought against tyranny and oppression, Northerners focused on the oppression of slaves while Southerners defended their own right to self-government.

While both sides fought the Civil War over the issue of slavery, the North fought for moral reasons while the South fought to preserve its own institutions.

Prompt: In the Apology, Socrates claims that he is the best kind of citizen. How does he justify this claim? Do you find his argument convincing? Why or why not? Be sure to anticipate counter-arguments and respond to them.

Is this a strong thesis statement (I feel like it is a little general, but I am not sure how to improve it):

Overall, Socrates presents a strong and convincing argument, but due to his pomposity and self-importance he fails to persuade the jury into acquittal, and is sentenced to death.

Things to talk about in the essay:
1. The claims brought against him in court
2. How he responds to these claims
3. How he claims that Athens should be rewarding him (giving him free food) 4. How his argument could have won if he wasn't such an asshole about itSocrates is considered one of the greatest thinkers of all time. This was not because he was the most intelligent, but as he states in the Apology, it was because he knew he didn’t know everything. He enjoyed questioning people and getting them to think deeper and he would consider other’s opinions. He refers to himself as a gadfly that pesters the horse into action. This is the case in Plato’s Meno. Socrates is having a discussion with Meno on whether virtues are teachable. This conversation leads to what does it take for a man to be a success. Socrates states that there are two ways in which men succeed. They are though true knowledge and right opinion. Although there are differences between them, they both will lead to success. Through the contrasting views of beliefs __, Socrates suggests that one must to this in order to do this

Socrates describes his views about the nature of Truth and knowledge. his view of his duties; the nature of his courage (why a good man need not fear death Write an essay in which you describe the lifestyle, the character and thought (beliefs) of Socrates.

Through its contrasting river and shore scenes, Twain’s Huckleberry Finn suggests that to find the true expression of American democratic ideals, one must leave “civilized” society and go back to nature.

While both Northerners and Southerners believed they fought against tyranny and oppression, Northerners focused on the oppression of slaves while Southerners defended their own right to...
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