Apology Essay

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  • Apology On The Book Apology

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    The book Apology begins with Socrates making a short speech in which he defends his innocence. He was on trial because of the two “Later” charges against him. Corrupting the youth and disbelief in Athenian gods were among the charges. Before he began his speech, he made it clear to the judges that he is not familiar with the court system and also that it’s his first time in court so that he will be speaking in his “usual manner”. His accusers warned the judges that he has a great persuasive power

  • Apology Of Socrates Apology

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    The Apology of Socrates is actually not an apology at all. It is a statement made by Socrates in defense of his actions in court. Socrates was accused of not believing in the gods of Athens, and teaching the children of Athens to believe in other gods. These gods were suggested to be made up by Socrates himself (“Apology”, 121). Socrates put himself in the jury’s shoes by questioning his own behavior before the trial. He understood that they may be dumbfounded how his reputation could spiral down

  • The Apology Of Plato Apology

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    At the beginning of The Apology, Socrates is directly speaking to the jury in Athens. In the beginning of the apology Socrates speaks of accusations that have been made against him throughout his life. There seems to be two different kinds of accusations. The first being biases accusations that have been made on throughout his past and the other being recent accusations. Socrates explains he was accused of being, “ a wise man, a student of all things in the sky and below the earth, who makes the

  • The Apology

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    In this paper I will be discussing the four charges brought against Socrates in Plato’s essay The Apology# and why exactly each of these charges is completely fictitious. The four charges brought against Socrates were that he argued the physical over the metaphysical, he argued the weaker claim over the stronger claim, he went against the gods, and he was corrupting the youth (Singer, lecture, 9-15-11). Each of these four charges is false for varying reasons and I will be addressing each explanation

  • Apology, By Plato 's Apology

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    knowing you know nothing.” In “Apology,” written by Plato, this ethical belief makes a bold appearance demonstrating that true ignorance only revolves around those who think that they know everything. In “Apology,” Socrates learns that the wisest men are those who do not think of themselves of wise, and rather make an approach of going beyond an authentic method of inquiry and helping others seek their personal philosophies which may result in conflict. In Plato’s “Apology,” Socrates demonstrates that

  • Platos Apology

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    Plato’s Apology, is by far one of the most logical yet critical thinking text that I have ever read. Plato describes Socrates, the accused atheist and corrupter of youth in ancient Athens, as a true beacon of ethics and morality. The method that Plato uses to depict Socrates on trial gives us a look back on how the trial of a man who encourages one of sound mind to ask questions even to those who are deemed wise in the eyes of others. Despite facing odds that are stacked highly against him, and this

  • Apology Essay

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    I am not so certain if Socrates' approach to his defense is particularly the brightest one, and it certainly is not an apology as the title has named it, but, there is a certain wisdom in the simple, plain structured arguments he presents. One of the first things he mentions, is for the jury to pardon him, in the case that he should slip into his accustomed way of speaking, just as they would pardon a foreigner for speaking in his accustomed manner. This appears to me to be a wise idea, as it is

  • Socrates and the Apology

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    Some of the best sources of information about Socrates' philosophical views are the early dialogues of his student Plato, who tried to provide a faithful picture of the methods and teachings of the great master. The Apology is one of the many-recorded dialogues about Socrates. It is about how Socrates was arrested and charged with corrupting the youth, believing in no god(s) (Atheism) and for being a Sophist. He attended his trial and put up a good argument. I believe that Socrates was wrongfully

  • The Apology Of Socrates

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    The Apology of Socrates is a Plato’s version of speeches given by Socrates who was accused for two main reasons: the corruption of the youth and impiety (not believing in gods in whom the city believes). In the Apology Socrates tries to defend himself and his actions but not to apologize for it. He insisted that he must be wiser than others because he knows and recognizes that knows nothing. The Apology by Plato shows that there is a great influence of Socrates in searching for the truth about humanity

  • Wisdom In Socrates The Apology

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    Socrates, the protagonist of The Apology believes he is providing wisdom to the city of Athens, which is his service to God. Though, very simple, Socrates professes his own ignorance to the jury through out his “apology”. What is quite interesting about his wisdom is the fact that he does not know what he does not know. Furthermore, Socrates believes that he is the greatest philosopher of all time and therefore, must never stop philosophizing. In relation, Socrates goes on and on about virtue and