With all that said, Socrates made the right call by refusing to run to exile to save his life. This is because running to exile would have meant that all that he had done in almost his whole life was useless. All the rules he had set for himself would have been of no use if he was to break them ultimately. The law is to be obeyed whether it favors someone or not and that is exactly the rule that Socrates followed. In this case, it was against him, and he obeyed it just the way he would have if it went in his favor
Most Athenians when prompted about what is a hero, will picture Achilles, or one of Homer’s other heroes, not a man who “Corrupts the youth”, or “Is an Atheist”. So when asking whether or not his claim is plausible, we can see from the Apology and Crito that his enemies would say no, while his friends would say yes. In this paper, I argue that Socrates had lived a life no
This quotation is significant because it represents Socrates’ ideas about death. He believes that fearing the unknown is unreasonable because we don’t know what happens after death. Socrates also believes that “being dead is one of two things” (Socrates 58); either you feel nothing at all or it is a “journey from here to another place” (Socrates 59). Fearing something we don’t now is not going to get us anywhere except limit our potential. Although, death is a frightful concept, it might also be a good thing.
But if you wish it so, we shall obey you. Rather shall we be evil with you than good with all our brothers. May the Council have mercy upon both of our hearts” (Anthem, pg.10). This explains International 4-8818 fear of moral judgement and not wanting to take responsibility for his actions, which explains his failure of pronouncing judgement, according to Rand’s
Oedipus lived back in the times of Greek Gods where tragedy came from their curses towards the people who did something wrong. While Arthur Miller’s theory of tragedy is that “the common man is as apt a subject for tragedy in its highest sense as kings were”. He knew that tragedy is also something that occurs in modern times just as in Greek times. The common man could be anyone that decides to create his own free will. Miller believed that “the flaw…is really nothing and be nothing, but his inherent unwillingness to remain passive in the face of what he conceives to be a challenge to his dignity, his image of his rightful status” meaning that a flaw does not really exist but it is the will of a man to fail.
For this, Alcibiades admires Socrates. Socrates speech cannot leave him unmoved; conversely, he realizes that the life he lives is not worth living. Even though perception of this hurts him and he tries to avoid hearing Socrates’ teaching, he still cannot deny that Socrates does his job as nobody else. He feels ashamed and “embarrassed” (216c). Nevertheless, why?
While the reader has been led to believe in Brutus' strength of nobility, there is a touch of weakness in the self-delusion he must create before he can join the conspirators: Brutus feels that murder is wrong and so must find a way to justify his actions. It's not for personal reasons that he will do it, but for the general; that is, for the good of the people of Rome. He generalizes about the effects of power and ambition and anticipates the damage that Caesar will do when he gains the crown. He has to admit, however, that Caesar has not yet committed any of these wrongs. Brutus has to convince himself to kill Caesar before he has the opportunity to achieve his ambition; that is, he will "kill him in the shell."
And I will be explaining my position regarding what Socrates has said that we shouldn’t always avoid death. Socrates thinks that death should not be avoided for reason that he believes having him sentenced to death by the jury think that they are causing any harm to him but the actual fact it is that they are not harming him in any way because neither of them or anyone includes Socrates himself have knowledge that whether death is harmful or not, so he holds that since that it’s the cause he has no or sees no reason for one to fear death because generally human nature we fear things that are harmful to us, things that we genuinely know to be harmful because we have experience the harm for example one being shot in the arm with gun may results in losing the arm, be in pains and wounded which provide reason for people to fear to shot. And
In fact, it is the exact opposite. Contrapasso is used, eternally, for only one sin. If a person were to reject God’s salvation the individual’s sins would not be forgiven and they would be separated from God forever. This punishment reflects the crime, mankind rejects God and God rejects mankind. It may seem like rejecting God is a greater sin then the others because the punishment is so great, but it is not.
I am aware that Prometheus stole our darkest and perhaps our biggest secret, just to give it to mankind. It’s possible he felt sorry or pity for those men. But, I will side with you when I say, stealthily running off with Hephaestus’ fire was not the answer. Neither was it his place to give a God’s creation away nor did he discuss it with any of the Gods or Goddesses. He blatantly disobeyed you and Hephaestus, which was the wrong move to make.
On the other hand, it would be very reasonable to assume that death being the complete end of existence is an extremely bad thing. Socrates discusses his defense to his claim in depth, but with many assumptions. He first assumes that fearing death is ignorant because we do
According to Hegal, If Abraham is a “father of faith”, then he shouldn’t do something a human would do that is considered irrational, which is murdering people to prove God exist. God mustn’t tell us to do something irrational to society that can be labeled “evil to us, for he is above all and morally perfect. However for us human beings, we need to follow something that IS powerful than us and can lead us to something great at the end. Thus, we question when do we ignore something that is not considered ethical. Hegal wants to prove that he Abraham can be the “tragic hero” of the story, but he can still make rational decisions by his own and not by his “God” he follows.
He then goes on to say that a true philosopher should not be able to take his own life. It is not right for the philosopher to do such a thing; however, the philosopher has to be able to “follow one who is dying.” This means that a philosopher that attempts suicide for the sake of ending himself/ selfish reasons is not a true philosopher. On the other hand, a philosopher, who is willing to die to follow the example of someone who is purer than him is just and