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Socrates

conversation between Socrates and Euthyphro each of who attempt to argue their point of justification about why they are in court or should not be there, which in turn a question develops about the gods and holiness. Euthyphro has a surprise encounter beside the porch of the king responsible for overseeing religious law. Euthyphro asks Socrates why he is there. Socrates states he has being persecuted by Meletus for corrupting the youth with his ideals about predictions of the future. Socrates in turn asks...

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Socrates

Socrates was the son of Sophroniscus, an Athenian stonemason and sculptor, and Phaenarete, a midwife. He received a basic Greek education because he wasn’t from a noble family, where he learned his father’s craft at a young age. Socrates worked as a mason for many years before he devoted his life to philosophy. Socrates married Xanthippe, a younger woman, who gave him three sons- Lamprocles, Sophroniscus and Menexenus. There isn’t much known of Xanthippe. Only that she wasn’t happy with Socrates...

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Socrates

Humanities Prof. Smith SOCRATES Socrates was a man of many words, with more thoughts and questions than any man of his time. Socrates wrote nothing himself, leaving much of his life a mystery. As mysterious as he was, today we look at him as the Father of Philosophy. Most of what we know about him was depicted through works that Plato, his pupil, had written about him. These works were Crito, Phaedo, Lysis, Symposium, Euthyphyro and Apology, and with them being written Socrates was remembered as being...

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Socrates

knowledge C abandons philosphy and develops the rhetoric (technique) of deception 1 How to play to peoples emotions (not reason) 2 How to employ the powers of suggestion D Gorgias' position is called ontological and ethical nihilism SOCRATES 4 major concepts, picked up and developed by platon 1 Soul psyche 2 DIALECTIC - phaedo 88-91 3 Irony 4 Eidos(form) Dia- through logos- word language, throught language we can understand what something is if we talk about it long enough...

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Socrates

Plato introduces several arguments that Socrates makes on whether or not it would be just for him to escape from prison when the Athenians have not acquitted him. Socrates begins by arguing that one must never do wrong. One of the most compelling arguments that he goes on to make is that doing harm to someone is wrong and therefore one must never engage in retaliatory harm. Under certain circumstances, such as self-defense, retaliatory harm is necessary. Socrates also argues that whenever you violate...

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Socrates

caution because Socrates is a “clever speaker”. According to Socrates, the difference between him and his accusers is that he speaks the truth. He is on trial for two items, which include, corrupting the youth and impiety. Socrates tells everyone that he has no experience with the court and he will speak the way he is used to by being honest and direct. Socrates explains that his behavior is from the oracle of Apollo at Delphi. The oracle was asked if anyone was wiser than Socrates was. The answer...

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Defense on Socrates

Defense on Socrates There are times in every mans life where our actions and beliefs collide—these collisions are known as contradictions. There are endless instances in which we are so determined to make a point that we resort to using absurd overstatements, demeaning language, and false accusations in our arguments. This tendency to contradict ourselves often questions our character and morals. Similarly, in The Trial of Socrates (Plato's Apology), Meletus' fallacies in reason and his eventual...

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Socrates And Achilles

Socrates and Achilles: the Martyr Heroes Madelyn Vogel ILS 205 By comparing himself to the Greek hero Achilles before the jury in Plato’s Apology, Socrates attempts to portray himself as a hero of equal merit to Achilles and others of similar standing. By selecting the greatest of the Classical Greeks to compare and contrast himself to in his argument, Socrates surreptitiously urges his audience to view him as being of the same caliber as Achilles. This not only authenticates Socrates’ claims,...

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Socrates and Descartes

something very special to say about that. Socrates and Rene Descartes spent their life looking for the truth. They looked for the perfect answer to every question because both of them wanted the answers no one could have an answer too. Although these men were alive at very different times, they had the same ideas about life. Socrates spent his life looking for the truth. He was looked at as being a crazy old man, but that was something he was far from. Socrates looked for a certain answer he would...

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Socrates and the Apology

best sources of information about Socrates' philosophical views are the early dialogues of his student Plato, who tried to provide a faithful picture of the methods and teachings of the great master. The Apology is one of the many-recorded dialogues about Socrates. It is about how Socrates was arrested and charged with corrupting the youth, believing in no god(s) (Atheism) and for being a Sophist. He attended his trial and put up a good argument. I believe that Socrates was wrongfully accused and should...

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