By comparing himself to them he says that he does not have any interest in corrupting youth, because money are meaningless. Furthermore, Socrates asked audience to prove his corruption, but there was no one who could gave any examples (33d-34b). Socrates was a victim of society, who did not understand the idea of education by questioning. To conclude with, Socrates was not liked among citizens, because he used his knowledge to show the weaknesses and simplicity of peoples thinking and their vanity of life. His all accusations were related to the issues of morality which never was defined by one explanation.
Symposium 222C) Socrates once again shows that he is unaffected by words of love. The fullness of Alcibiades devotion to him is just played off as Socrates commends him on his mental acuteness. However this is not how the seemingly out of his mind Alcibiades sees himself. Amidst a complete declaration of another’s love to himself and the madness that follows this love Socrates still stands stoic and unchanging. Socrates tries to continue on his conversation with Agathon dismissing the total interruption of Alcibiades when yet again the conversation is interrupted.
In the Symposium, Alcibiades asserts that Socrates is the only man who has made him feel shame. Alcibiades’ shame seems to indicate that he has reflected on his actions and has learned something from Socrates. However, I believe that he is not ascending towards the beautiful nor has he learn anything from Socrates as his desire takes precedent over love for Beauty. This essay will first analyze the role of shame as self-awareness in the Ladder of Love. Next, through two accounts recalled by Alcibiades in the Symposium, it will highlight the importance of shame in the Ladder of Love.
Socrates started his life as an average Athen citizen. His parents worked, making an honest living. But as Socrates grew up, he began to realize that his mind questioned things and wondered how come no one else questioned the same things or at least think about the answers to the questions that were not answered. So, as his mind kept wandering, he began to acknowledge the questions that were not answered and sought for those answers. He ended up believing and teaching things to other people, whether it went against the way the Athen government or not, he still continued his work.
Forcing them to think differently, to question things, pushing his strange ideas upon them. This was the considered to be the main reason for his trial, but in truth the assembly just wanted to rid society of Socrates, he was considered a threat for Athenes. Thanks to his ideals, the youths of Athens realised how Athenian democracy was lacking and how weak it was. Socrates’s words “ To start of the trial, Socrates went on to say that he will deal with one accusation at a time, and immediately he pointed out one of the accusations, “be careful not to be deceived by an accomplished speaker like me” (The Apology. Plato.
When Socrates is done questioning him, he finishes saying “Ah well, it was still a beautiful speech, Agathon” (Socrates, 45) stating that he still gives him some kind of love even thought he insulted him to some extent by giving his opinion of love. In my perspective, this conversation proves that love can be hate and love will be what we want it to be, therefore I believe there is no type of love among the philosophers, but rather they all share something in between like
Socrates by his words wanted to affect the jury and gain the mercy for not putting him to a death and change a penalty instead. However, Socrates asking for the mercy was not because he had no other choice, but to put impudence on the court decision. Socrates was able to win the case if he had practiced Sophistry, but he chosen to tell a truth instead of saying shameful things that other people say it during a trail to avoid a penalty. Moreover, Socrates prophesied that there will be others people to take his position after his death anyway. After all, it is not the particular person who created an issue, but the activity of Philosophy itself was
In Plato’s, The Republic, Book I, Socrates tries to prove to Thrasymachus “whether just people also live better and are happier than unjust ones” (352d). He argues that everything has a predisposed proficiency at a function, and that this functions are performed well by the peculiar virtue and badly by means of its vice (353a-353d) . The point of this paper is to present Socrates argument and evaluate it to the best of my ability. This argument can be categorized as an inductive generalization. Socrates states that the function of anything is what it alone can do or what it does best.
His punishment was death, so he apologized as his defense and the court didn’t believe him, he was sentenced to death because of the way he thinks, misleading character, and indiscriminate in his actions. 26. Socrates believed that no harm can come to a good man, neither in life nor in death. What do you think he meant, and do you agree? Socrates meant when someone does something good, good things will happen to you but when you do something bad, bad things would happen.
In Socrates view, the actions of human beings are fundamentally ignited on logic and reason. In other words, every actions perpetrated by individuals are solely based on logic and reason. A typical example is when someone engages in an awful behavior without realizing how such action hurt others, such behavior could be applauded; however, if the individual realizes that such behavior is harmful to others and might lead to serious consequences, there is a likelihood that the individual would immediately discontinue such harmful behavior. Our understanding of Socrates’ attitude about philosophy in Apology and Allegory of the Cave, he fundamentally embraced the strength in acquiring knowledge and see the acquisition of knowledge as the gateway to humans’ happiness (Pecorino, 2000). His attitude toward life and humanity was both robust and positive.