The first reason Socrates gives for accepting his death sentence is the fact that Athens has provided him with education. (Crito page 15) Although Socrates thinks this is a just reason, Plato would disagree because Socrates could have become corrupted and bad without proper education. According to Plato, Socrates would have the traits of a philosopher king. Socrates loves the truth, hates the false, is moderate and courageous. (The Republic 485a-486b) Careful analysis of The Crito would prove that Socrates does have those qualities as seen from his determination to stay in prison,
Socrates uses reasoning and logic throughout his trial. I believe that Socrates is innocent because he defends himself truthfully with effect. He uses sound arguments and he is passionate about philosophy. Socrates did nothing to gain in life and did not want a high social standing. Socrates is fair and uses correct methods of arguments by uncovering the
This context also covers the topic of just and unjust, which happens in front of Pheidippides. In regards to the topic of just versus unjust, Socrates doesn’t necessarily say which side he picks, he just leaves it up to the students to decide which path they choose to follow. By doing this Aristophane showcases Socrates’ ability to establish a sense of aporia, which is a state of puzzlement or being puzzled. This is a consistent characteristic of Socrates because this is achieved in Euthyphro when he questions the
Polemarchus’s Justice In this paper, I will be analyzing the concept of justice, tackled during the conversation between Polemarchus and Socrates. The Republic, (book I), the dialogues oppose, one by one, different concepts of justice.. Cephalus, Polemarchus, and Thrasymachus offer each an answer to the Socratic question “What is justice?”. After discussing this issue with Cephalus, it is now Polemarchus’s turn to inherit the argument. After a debate, mostly monopolized by Socrates, the definition of justice is ambiguously concluded. I might, question the following: Can a just man by doing justice be doing injustice ?
A fool can be satisfied but he will not see all the aspects that Socrates will see. Thus making him ignorant to the reasons for Socrates dissatisfaction. Although Socrates claims to be ignorant himself, he is one of most respected and studied philosophers in history. This shows that he was clearly onto something with his ideals. Socrates might say that the fool’s satisfaction is not the kind that he would want, he would want a much more fulfilling satisfaction than one who seeks common wants such as wealth, fame etc… Would Socrates be satisfied if he knew the answer to every question he or someone else asked?
In addition to it , his last words were " But now it is the time to go away, I am to die and you to live. Which of us goes to a better thing is unclear to everyone except the God". This proves that Socrates believed in after life which is dependent on God. Although, Socrates believed that he was a messenger of God. The people blamed Socrates to have a neutral approach towards their Gods, so they decided to put the blame on him for all the misfortunes.
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. Making enemies and becoming the topic of conversation, the Athenians began to view Socrates as a threat to their beliefs and way of life and sought to end it. In order to end this, Socrates was accused of blasphemy (Mod1SlideC7). Socrates’s accusers took him to court and after Socrates did not play their game by asking to be sent into exile, and in the end, he was sentenced to death. After reading the textbook and Plato’s writing influenced by Socrates, I realized that in the period of his life Socrates was indeed truly a threat to the Athens society, because he looked for answers that no one else bothered to find which challenged their culture.
He clarifies that one should not kill themselves to get there and in order to receive a good after life one should not take their own life away, as it is surely wrong and we would want our soul to be pure. This basically puts forward the idea that there is another place which we go to that consists of better forms of beauty and justice making Socrates not afraid of death; “That is why i am not so resentful because i have good hope that some future awaits men after death, as we have been told for
During the 399 B.C., Socrates for rejecting the Greek gods and for putting wrong moral ideas in his student 's minds was sentenced to death. But Socrates’ goal wasn 't that, his goal was to encourage his disciples to find any reason by themselves for what is true and real. After Socrates’ death, Plato, who was one of his best students, opened the Academy- school that continued Socrates 's ideas. In this School, Plato wrote The Republic, where he states that each individual’s perspective of reality is changing, and can change more every time. People get more knowledge about the world and their surroundings.
Socrates last speech Socrates was one of the greatest ancient Athenian philosopher and one of the founders of Western philosophy; he was very famous for creating an argument about ethical concepts and questioning about supernatural powers. Most of Socrates works was collected and wrote by his students like Plato. Socrates was put on a trial as he was charged by his accusers because he was responsible for corrupting the youth. Plus, his impious acts because he does not believe in the gods that the city acknowledges as he introduced new deities and new ideas about gods. During the trial Socrates divided the audience into two groups his accusers and his supporters, and he said different words for each of them.
In Plato’s dialog, Socrates, the great Greek philosopher, gets prosecuted by the state and put in jail for a death sentence. The charges are being impiety and corrupting the youth. Although, that might be right, people thought that he was prosecuted unjustly. During the last days in prison, Crito, Socrates’s friend, was able to get in the prison and tells Socrates that he should escape with him. Socrates tells him that he should give Socrates good reasons to why Socrates should escape with him.
Socrates begged that the citizens of Athens “not...care for [their] persons or [their] property more than for the perfection of [their] souls” and also reminded them that “virtues does not come from money, but from virtue comes money and all other good things to man” (“Apologia”). Jesus similarly taught that wealth came from the truth and that virtue came above all else, but he had a different meaning of wealth. While Socrates was teaching about physical wealth such as money, fame, and other worldly possessions, Jesus was considering wealth to be more metaphysical, such as entrance into the Kingdom of God. Also, Jesus was a keen believer that when it came to having virtue, a person should hide their action and be virtuous in secret, which also deviates from the original views of arete (Dr. Godshalk’s Presentation on Jesus). Socrates idea of virtue did not agree with Jesus on this point, and tended to stay truer to the original view of arete that you should be noticed for your actions, regardless of what people thought about them (Dr. Godshalk’s Presentation on
Plato’s: “Obedience to the State” is a passage that takes place after Socrates has been condemned to death by the jury of Athens. Crito, a student of Socrates appears outside of his cell and makes one last attempt to persuade Socrates to flee Athens and save his life. Crito makes many valid points in trying to convince Socrates to escape, but Socrates feels he should accept the decisions that has been made regardless of the lethal ramifications. The following paragraphs will analyze Crito’s arguments and Socrates response, as well as express how Socrates position is the stronger due to his knowledge of justice. While trying to appeal to Socrates emotions, Crito begins his argument by stating how the public would accuse him of not helping