To prove the Oracle wrong Socrates went searching for a wiser man than he in Athens. During his trail he mentioned of his search and how he made enemies of men take he interviewed and told them they were knowledgeable but not wise. I learned what made the other men unwise is that they consider themselves wise and full of knowledge, one person should alway strive to be wise but never attaining it, because it is impossible to know everything and have absolute
Socrates is the philosopher against whom all others are compared, he pioneered philosophical methods, such as elenchus, that are still used today, and his messages are still taught over 2,000 years later. Yet his fellow citizens of Athens felt that his actions were so radical that they threatened Athenian society. Socrates defended his life but in the end he accepted the ruling of the court to put him to death. There are three main reasons why Socrates accepted his death sentence. First, it is better to suffer injustice than to do unjustly.
I imagine that we would discuss the challenges he faced with the Athenians due to his ideals, which weren’t accepted in that time. I am also curious to know weather or not he is proud of the effect he has had on western philosophy since his teachings are still used today. Not to mention the inquiry we will most likely have on the topic of ethics. Even though there is no actual work from Socrates himself, he ultimately shaped the views of his supporters who carried out his ideals and teachings after his
The ancient Geeks had a significant impact on the western civilization. Ancient Greek culture can be seen all over the world. In the fields of art, architecture philosophy, math and drama. One Greek who made contributions to philosophy was Socrates. He believed in the Socratic Method he stated people should question the world around him.
A last example of the Greek cultural value of being devoted to the gods is made visible by the reason that Oedipus is accursed. Creon finally tells Oedipus to “not seek to be master in everything” (Sophocles 470). Because Oedipus relied so heavily on himself, instead of being loyal the gods, he greatly suffered. Because Sophocles wrote the play so that Oedipus would suffer for not being loyal,
It was a few men who belittled Socrates that conducted the charge on Socrates. These men signified those that Socrates scrutinized in his exploration to find out just how true the Delphic Oracle really was. Regarding his studies, Socrates had come to realize that not one of the men supported their assumption on what they knew was true as it was indeed entirely false. Being proven wrong by Socrates made the men so annoyed and irritated at him that they grouped as one and indicted Socrates. Showing that he is full of knowledge and proving his own innocence is what made the men indict him as they also did not want to feel embarrassed by
compare and contrast Many people may feel that Socrates and Dr. King made their decisions off of unjust morals in no regard to the heath and safety to any other human being. Socrates and Dr. King may have caused harm not only to themselves but to their society as well. It only may have looked that way to some but that is not the case of these two great human beings. Socrates and Dr. King changed the way people feel, act, and think toward the rule or law which stood in their time. Even though these two men have differences of have they provided there point of view to the society but they also had similarities of how they made their points across to society.
Socrates Through out the history of mankind there have been many influences on the way we think, and the way we view the heavens and the earth. In this paper I am focusing on one in particular, and his name is Socrates. But my question is what makes these people so smart that they can tell us how to think, what to question, or even what to believe in? Socrates for one was one of the guiltiest of this concept. He was known for corrupting the youth, questioning government, questioning religion, studying the heavens and the earth, and telling others about what he thought was the right way to think.
Socrates says that "one must never willingly do wrong" because wrongdoings damage the soul. I agree with Socrates beccause no matter what you should never return a wrongdoing with a wrongdoing. He uses a anti-retaliation principle and even though most people dont believe in retaliation, I do believe in it. Socrates wants to say that escaping from prison would be unjust, but he must also say whom he would be wronging. His best answer is that he would be wronging the Laws of Athens.
For the majority of this reading I found myself getting more and more frustrated with his ability to talk in circles over and over until anyone listening would be much inclined to simply do away with him. He certainly didn’t make anything easy on himself or let anyone be easy on him. It’s almost as if he wanted to make it difficult for people to be on his side. I agree with Socrates because when it all boils down to the facts he was innocent. He made very intelligent arguments contradicting his accusers and stuck to his principles all the way to his sentencing of death.