He does not feel that the people understand the real meaning of piety and impiety. Euthyphro is also involved in his own legal matter where he is the plaintiff in a murder trial against his own father. Euthyphro explained to Socrates that the man who is dead was a poor dependant of mine who worked for us as a field labourer on our farm in Naxos, and one day in a fit of drunken passion he got into a quarrel with one of our domestic servants and slew him (Plato & Jowett, n.d). At the command of Euthyphro’s father the man had been bound and thrown into a ditch. Meanwhile messengers had been sent to Athens to inquire of the interpreters of religious concerning what should be done with the man.
Why Socrates Refuse of Escape from Prison? Philosophical viewpoints can be problematic. This ancient Greek philosopher conviction to die was an inexcusable waste of an invaluable thinker for the humanity; and those feeling get even worse when I realize, as per ones understanding, he was a victim of such unfair incomprehensible circumstances. Therefore, throughout the portrait of his friends, colleges and students, Socrates leaves societies a great contribution to the field of ethics, political, civil, moral, and so on. To be able survive the pass of the times and even contribute to society thought the memories of other, Socrates –and any other that may accomplish this, I should say- have to be an outstanding human being.
He placed importance on advancing philosophical thought and self-examination, which differed from the active political involvement and unity that Greeks strongly identified with. He undermined the importance of owning land and gaining social prominence, which were integral components that came with the privilege of being a citizen. This threatened many who relied upon material wealth and societal exclusivity as a source of their identity. Socrates strove to spread the power of knowledge to everyone by showing every person he met how to be an active thinker. While his contemporaries consented to his death, Socrates planted seeds of knowledge in his followers who were able to spread his powerful message for generations to
Socrates spoke to the jurors that he had done nothing wrong and that he leaves his fate in the Athens god and in the people of the jury. At the end of the trial the juries had to take a vote without speaking to one another, Socrates lost in the vote 361-140. Socrates was condemned to death by willingly drinking a poison called hemlock. This book has very joyful parts. The most loved part and/or line in the book that I found was when Socrates stood in front of the jurors and said “I don’t know, men of Athens, how you were affected by my accusers.
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.
Possibly the greatest vulnerability was 'the weakness within' - the constitution gave the President, the states and the military too much control, whilst proportional voting meant that the Reichstag was separated and weak. There was no single party in complete control and parties had to join together to form a government. However, each party had different goals which caused in-fighting and instability making it difficult for the Reichstag, with its many changes in power, to govern effectively. This was reflected in 376 political assassinations up to 1923. From the start there was economic instability because of the cost of World War One and there was widespread disillusion within the German people.
Republican governments of post Restorationist Spain generally didn't fair as well as their Western European counterparts for a variety of reasons. The Second Spanish Republic, as indicated by its name, only had one predecessor, which lasted less than two years. It would therefore be fair to say that a generation of people accustomed to monarchism and dictatorships were unfamiliar with the bipolar system thrust upon them. People lacked confidence in the system, which favoured majority voting and usually unilaterally supported laws. Another contribution was the lack of participation on behalf of two big groups, Anarchists and Syndicalists, who refused to run in elections.
Also, another issue with the court system was all the power to the King. This was an issue because a large mass of people (The 3rd Estate) had no share in the government, which meant that the likelihood that they were unhappy was high; to make it worse, Louis XVI was not a great ruler. He was famous for the line, “The thing is legal because I wish it,” which basically means, “What I say goes,” which is not a good plan because there is no planning or foresight involved. Also, he used the lettres de cachet, which is like a warrant where any critic of the government would receive a letter that
All funding to support the work of the committees and organisations came for the assembly- this was a one major failure. The fact that there had to be a unanimous vote also affected the The secretariat was supposed to co-ordinate the different functions of the league however there were too few secretaries to do the work, which made it slow and inefficient. The aim of the Permanent Court of International Justice was to settle disputes between countries and give legal advice, but there was one major flaw due to organisation, they couldn’t know if the countries were abiding by the law. Even though the structure put the league at a big disadvantage the fact the USA did not join was also massively responsible for the league’s downfall. It was a world super power and would have benefited the league greatly.
I. Introduction: During 399 B.C.E. one of the founding fathers of all of Philosophy, Athenian teacher the great Socrates, was brought to jail for several accusations of “wrong doing”. Most famously, for “corrupting the youth” by simply trying to teach them philosophy and how to think and reason for themselves and not solely based on society. Socrates was eventually convicted by the jury and soon sentenced to death.