One of the charges in the affidavit written by Meletus against Socrates is that he is an evil doer "corrupting the youth" (Grube). Another charge brought against Socrates is that he is making up new Gods and disregarding the old Gods the Athenians believe in (Grube). Socrates starts his defense by addressing the jury and telling them that his accusers had a prepared speech, while Socrates' speech will be completely improvised (Perel). Socrates continued to further disassociate himself from the opponents by telling the jury to forgive him for his conversational tone in his speech, for that is how he best speaks (Perel). Socrates asked the jury to focus on the substance of his defense, not how his defense is delivered.
Because of his occupation he’s not able to engage in public affairs (23b-c) iii. the young rich following him because they like to listen to his questioning (thus the accusation that he corrupts them) i. Socrates current accusers don’t know what he discusses so they’ve used the charges suggested by the earlier accusers i. Meletus defends the poets ii. Anytus: the craftsmen and politicians iii. Lycon: the orators C. The Later
Reflection #1 Entry #1: Euthyphro In the Euthyphro, Socrates and Euthyphro are having a discussion about Euthyphro prosecuting his own father. Throughout their conversation, Socrates asks Euthyphro a lot of different questions trying to understand why Euthyphro is prosecuting his own father. Euthyphro defended himself by saying it is what is right, and that it doesn’t matter if the one is he prosecuting is a stranger or a relative, he is still a murderer. Euthyphro then gets into a discussion about what is holy and unholy, which Socrates has many questions about, but never gets a straight answer from Euthyphro. By the end of the story, Euthyphro says he has to be somewhere and just leaves Socrates, never fully answering his questions about what is holy.
Unfortunately, many Athenians found Socrates to be a threat to them due to some events that occurred during the time. Because of his beliefs, he was brought to trial for “corrupting the young” and “ not worshipping the gods of the state” and was later executed in 399 B.C at the age of 70. One of Socrates teachings was about evil. He believed that nobody chooses to do wrong voluntarily. He’d also said that doing wrong always harmed the offender and no one tries to bring harm upon themselves.
Frank Nuritdinov Professor Swan English 122-72 2/21/12 "Crito" Critical Analysis Socrates was one of the most influencial voices of philosophy . Perhaps even more influencial was the trial in which he was ultimately put to death by a jury of Athenian citizens. His contrevercial trial and the sircumstances surrounding it has been the subject of discussion for a period of time and "Crito" by Plato examines Socrates' internal argument and his ultimate descision to either escape imprisonment, or face the death penalty set forth by the government. This essay will analyze the success of Socretes' argument and the hypothetical opinion Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. would have on the his discision if he were alive during that time period. The argument that Socretes made was staying in prison and facing justice.
Parth Kamani Socrates’ Philosophies At some point before the events of Plato’s The Apology, the Oracle of Delphi recognized Socrates as the wisest of all men. This culminated in Socrates earning the hatred of those he questioned. Ultimately, he finds himself in a trial on the charges of impiety and corrupting the youth. Socrates previously stated that the youth associate with him voluntarily. With this in mind, his first question to Meletus is: “Come now, tell these men, who makes them better?” (Ap.
My circle of philosophers got really into the argument involving lying. I was listening to the first circle of “philosophers” argue, and was very interested to what their arguments were. Neepun Gupta was on the side that lying is utterly wrong, and basically everyone was arguing to him, but was on his side. Sometimes, though, there would be a counter-arguer, like Tejas Sriram, who would say very agreeable information and statements. In the intermission between groups, Ms. Barlow introduced us to Mr. Kent; a dead philosopher who thought that lying was against our very being.
Reflections on Plato’s Crito Plato’s dialogues showcased Socrates love of truth and search for knowledge. Three of Plato's writings relating to the final part of Socrates life come from the earliest "Socratic" period: Euthyphro, the Apology, and the Crito. Euthyphro is a conversation between Socrates and Euthyphro about what makes something holy or unholy. Socrates stood charged with impiety--as Socrates prepared to enter the Royal Stoa to formally answer the charges brought against him by Meletus and other accusers (Jowette, 2011). The Apology is the summarized defense speech Socrates delivered before a jury of five hundred Athenian citizens.
Reflective Paper On Republic Of Plato: Book 1 The first day of into to philosophy we had a group discussion about what the definition of justice is and how it relates to us in the real world. My personal impression of justice was doing what was expected of you by society and suffering the consequences for committing injustice. But this issue is far more complex than as we found out in reading The Republic Of Plato. In the republic, Plato speaks though his teacher Socrates and sets out to try and find the answers to two questions; what is justice and why should we be just? Looking at the Republic as a work on justice, we first have to ask ourselves why does justice have to be defended.
Lord Henry, who enjoys manipulating people to calm his hedonist feelings, spots Dorian's vulnerability immediately and plants the seeds of terror in the young man by imposing him his radical, yet catchy theories of life. In the beginning of the book, when he meets Dorian, he tells him "[An influenced person's] virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development.