Ironically though, Socrates was put to death because of some of his thoughts. Apparently, a too examined life was also not worth living through the eyes of his executioner(s). This shows a strong tie to religion and the limiting factors of Greek civilization. Despite all the ostracizing, philosophy was destined to expand. Aristotle was one of the many who continued the tradition.
Is Socrates a Believable Character? Socrates, as most know, is a man famous for offending Athenian beliefs during 4th century BC. Philosophy was not accepted at this time therefore many believed Socrates rambled on about nonsense. Although this seemed like nonsense to people living in Athens at the time, Socrates still voiced his opinion as his love for philosophy was more important then what was said of him. As history shows, Socrates is a believable character as the Apology written by Plato has many examples showing he truly is philosophical and wise.
"Socrates Today" Although, Socrates lived thousands of years ago, he can still relate to modern day society. His teachings and wisdom can touch many people in many ways, but only the people that are open to his ideologies can be affected by his teachings. Mordecai Roshwald in "Socrates Today" discusses Socrates current reputation, how it is brought about, how Roshwald wants to alter it, whom Roshwald is addressing and his own personal values, and finally the way he uses in-text persuasiveness to affect people. Roshwald describes Socrates reputation in that he is not valued and potentially hated, since he believed in talking to others. In addition, he believed in having the exchange of ideas between two human beings.
In the beginning of Book I, Socrates convinces Cephelus and Polemarchus that justice is not only doing good to friends and wrong to enemies nor is it only useful in certain aspects of life. Rather, justice is something that should be in every aspect of your life. But when Thracymachus questions this theory by saying justice only benefits some, Socrates (and Plato) is forced to clarify. He goes on to explain why justice is beneficial to every type of person. He explains that the strong can only be powerful when they make just choices, otherwise they will be overthrown by a united majority.
Not only is it illegal but its disrespectful to a person and his or her belongings including there yard or land or house. I’m going to leave you with this, Trespassing is not good there can and most likely will be serious punishment and worst case scenario even death involved with it. So trust me I will think twice before I plan on trespassing again or doing anything else that is illegal in any way shape or form. I also believe that I am lucky to have come out with the punishment I did for making such a stupid decision and I am grateful for this second
Socrates tells the jury that he will never stop practicing philosophy. His belief is that he was commissioned by the gods to practice it and therefore the jury has no power over him and his actions. Even if his practices go against the laws that Athens has established. When Socrates is found guilty by the jury, he then has to defend himself against the death penalty. Meletus
They are either feeling guilty because of their subconscious or they are being punished by a being of “higher” power. Gary found out that there are consequences for not obeying “Gods Law”, the same goes for Adam and Eve. So overall the moral of the story: if you don’t obey, you will pay. Gary knew what he had done was wrong, he says “I knew sin was what you took and didn’t give back”, and he was
One of them being that his accusers were unable to locate any of his students that had shown to be corrupted by his teachings. He also pointed out that the charges against him, were brought on by the same people that had been after him for his different way of thinking, his charges of questioning or working against the authority was the work, of what would be today’s “One Percent” who saw his philosophy on education as a severe threat to their extremely privileged lifestyle (Plato 21-22.) He explains in the Apology that the men bringing him up on these accusations have been after him for quite some time and that these are merely the last of a slew of absurdly false accusations they have yet again burdened him with. “I must surely defend myself and attempt to uproot your minds in so short a time the slander that has resided there so long.”(Plato 22) He doesn’t question the law once, however and remains loyal in affirming the law of the land. Socrates stays cool headed where many a man have floundered in frustration, albeit confrontational as any sane man facing death row would and should
If Socrates was ugly, and conventional wisdom during Nietzsche's time was that criminals were ugly, is it not possible to argue that Socrates was not a great man at all, but, in fact, a criminal? And because criminals are seen as decadent, can we not also say Socrates was also decadent? If these things are true, then Nietzsche can feel justified in saying that Socrates was not a great man and that all of the people that followed him through the leadership of Plato were also symptomatic of all that was wrong with Socrates and his form of
Two ethical theories I will compare and contrast in this essay are: Moral Egoism and Utilitarianism. Moral egoism is the belief that an action is only morally justified if the consequences of the action are more favorable than unfavorable to the person or group performing the action. Under the strictest philosophy of moral egoism, rape, murder, theft, dishonesty, and many other things most people consider immoral, are justified. It is always correct for a person to do what is in their self-interest, even if it harms someone else. A person cannot do “whatever they like” because in many cases that would include things that are actually not beneficial to them.