This staple of his beliefs is why he doesn't fear death, but in fact looks forward to it. By escaping he is committing an unjust act against the state, and committing unjust acts ruins the soul. With a ruined soul there is no point in living life as the soul is the only important thing, not the body. Therefore the most important thing is not only living life, but living a just life. While Socrates arguments may be sound in his opinion, I'm not sure if I agree with them.
And still, some may also see the crime as just or unjust, and not everyone will have the same opinion about the matter (8). Socrates then restates his earlier question as to how Euthyphro can still prove that proceeding against his father could be seen as just in the eyes of all the gods (8). Because of these statements, it is much harder to tell if it would be at all possible to prove Euthyphro's side of things. Though it would seem that he is getting closer to proving his own beliefs since it is his job to prosecute the wrong-doer, Socrates still wants him to understand the morals behind his
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.
A Summary of Christopher Biffle’s A GUIDED TOUR OF FIVE WORKS BY PLATO Euthyphro by Jordan Moyers Socrates and Euthyphro meet at the “court of the king archon.” Euthyphro is surprised to see Socrates and asks why he is there. Socrates states that he is being prosecuted by a man named Meletus for corrupting the youth of Athens. Socrates states that Meletus is doing the right thing in trying to rid Athens of those who corrupt the youth, and that he has begun the right way in the “cultivation of virtue in the youth.” Socrates has also been accused, by Meletus, of making new gods and rebuking the existence of the old ones (para. 1-12) Euthyphro remarks that the indictment is probably the result of Socrates’s claim of having a spiritual sign come to him. Euthyphro repliesthat he, too, is not believed when he speaks about “divine things” or predicts the future.
If these things are true , then Nietzsche can feel justified in arguing that Socrates was not a great man and that all of the philosophers that followed him through the leadership of Plato were also symptomatic of all that was wrong with Socrates and with his form of reasoning Read more: http://www.mightystudents.com/essay/Nietzsches.Socrates.essay.65984#ixzz2Q4lr9MXm argues against his ugliness , which appears in both writings on and sculptures of Socrates . If Socrates was ugly and conventional wisdom at the time during which Nietzsche lived was that criminals are ugly , is it not possible to argue that Socrates was not a great man , but , rather
Following this he was given the option to come up with a suitable punishment for himself. Socrates was very determined and would not give up his beliefs just to the community's satisfaction. Even when it came to choosing an alternative punishment, Socrates was sort of mocking everyone by suggesting that he should be rewarded for his service to his state. Of course the community did not agree; he was given the death penalty. He was given many other chances to avoid the death penalty but he did not take advantage of them.
However, he was unsuccessful in his attempt and was found guilty of his accusations and sentenced to death. Socrates longtime friend Crito attempts to convince Socrates in a few ways that he should escape from prison in order to avoid his death sentence. Socrates argues why he should remain in prison and accept his fate. Crito initially argues that if Socrates does not escape from jail their friendship would be lost and his reputation would in the long run be ruined. I find this to be a weak argument on Crito’s part and a bit selfish.
Essay 1 In the Apology, the readers learn about Socrates trial and how he attempts to prove himself innocent from corrupting the youth. The clarification of Socrates’ argument will later be presented. By Zeus, Meletus, tell us what is better. Is it better for people to live among criminals, evil hearted people or is it better for the people to live among good civilians who have no intent of harm? Don’t bad people harm those whom they are closest to whereas good civilians or friends benefit from those whom they are closest to?
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His investigations into the men that claimed wisdom brought about much hostility against him. The real issue in his trial is not “criminal meddling” or that he taught his pupils to disbelieve in the gods or to “make the weaker argument defeat the stronger,” but is really his life style or philosophical life and is that these investigations expose the fact that his accusers pretend knowledge when they are ignorant and they have their reputations to protect as being learned men. The revelations of Socrates could also bring about the loss of power and worth of the ruling class, which relied on tradition and the acceptance of the people and would affect the faith in the gods that were accepted by the state as the one true religion. Wisdom according to Socrates is that in respect to wisdom, you are worthless. He felt that wisdom of the Gods was true and relevant and that of humans was not even comparable.