Death And Death Of Socrates

903 Words Nov 24th, 2014 4 Pages
After reading Plato’s Five Dialogues and studying the trial, the imprisonment and death of Socrates I was left with many wandering thoughts about death. What stood out to me about the trial of Socrates was his will to never give up on what he believed and Socrate’s lack of remorse (borderline humor) towards the jury or any Athenians who thought otherwise. What stood out to me even more was that he had no fear of death. In this paper I will argue that death is the ultimate study of philosophy and is not feared by the true philosopher. I will prove this argument by explaining the base of what it is to be a philosopher and to be on a philosophical journey, explaining how death and the unknown relates to philosophical journey, by explaining how death is an product of actions and also using examples from Plato’s Five Dialogues.
Philosophers are forever on a journey for knowledge and all not known. They want to know everything about knowledge, its nature and the thought process. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a philosopher as a person who studies ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life, etc. Philosopher are always reading, studying and asking questions. Philosophers are always reading because the only way to acquire knowledge (especially during the era of Socrates) was to read. In that era literacy was not abundant and those who read were seen as knowledgable just as philosophers were seen as knowledgable. Philosophers studied to forever perfect there…
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