However, Socrates is not satisfied with such definition and responses to Euthyphro that many of conflicts exist among the gods and what is pleasant to one god might be unpleasant to another. Consequently, Euthyphro says that goodness is something pleasant to all gods. So at end of dialogue, Socrates have not agreed with Euthyphro and says “So I think you’ve just been playing games with me, Euthyphro. I asked you to tell me what holiness really is, and it seems you’ve sneakily refused to tell me” (Plato, 1984, p.49). Thereby, the dialogue leaves readers with unanswered question “Does goodness exist?” and if it exists what goodness is?
Then you might spend the rest of your lives asleep, unless the god, in his compassion for you, were to send you someone else,” (Plato, 46). Socrates claims to know that it is his duty to open the minds of society and incite debates over virtue and the best way to live. If he is taken from the people of Athens, they will suffer in that they will never be awake to the ideologies of what actions make a virtuous person and how to live their lives in ways that are fulfilling and just. Socrates knows that he will not be easy to replace and though some find his teachings to be irritating, with him, the state will be more productive. If he is sentenced to death, he is hopeful that the gods will send another like him to awaken the minds on man and is sure that others, like Plato, will step out of their silence and continue his
He says in his trial that neither he nor a man he spoke to "appears to know anything great and good" but that the other man acted as though he knew something, when in reality he did not. In response to this, Socrates' says he "does not know anything, so [he does] not fancy [he does]. "6 His realization that his wisdom comes from his own admittance to not knowing the answers is central to his goal of helping other young men realize that they and the people around them do not know all the answers as they claim to. Socrates' method of teaching and questioning would sometimes leave men feeling demeaned, reducing them to tears because they did not know the answers to the questions they were being asked.7 His teaching method is reasonably named the "Socratic Method," and it utilizes questions and answers to guide pupils to see things using their own reasoning and thoughts.8 During his trial, Socrates engaged in using this method as an act of defending
New accusers say that Socrates corrupts the youth and does not believe in the gods of the State, and has new divinities of his own. To defend himself against these charges, Socrates asks Meletus some questions. As a result, Meletus is shown to be contradicting himself and making accusations that are absolutely absurd. To the question “Who are the improvers of the youth?” Meletus replies that they are all citizens, but not Socrates, arguing that he is only one who is corrupting them. At the same time, he recognizes that no one would intentionally make the people worse because he is obliged to live among them.
Socrates, believing that he is not the wisest, becomes perplexed and is determined to understand what the Oracle means by its answer to Chaerephon’s question (21b). Seeking an answer, Socrates speaks to politicians, poets, and skilled craftsmen as they are considered to be wise. After speaking to men of all three occupations Socrates concludes that these men are not wise because they believe themselves to be wiser than they truly are (22d-e). Socrates goes on to state that “as a result of [his] investigation . .
Descartes argues for skepticism in his Meditations, but I don’t think it is successful because it seems rational to conclude that although Descartes’ arguments are strong and logical, they aren’t sturdy enough to produce the necessary level of doubt. I believe that individuals can believe in their senses if we practice caution, that individuals can distinguish between a dream and reality, and that Descartes’ skepticism undermines itself. Exposition The First Meditation begins with the meditator, Rene Descartes, considering the amount of untrue beliefs throughout his life and the incorrect body of knowledge that followed. As a result, he is determined to remove all that he thinks he knows and is resolved to rebuild his body of knowledge on a more certain foundation. He proceeds by sitting alone near a fire so that he could carefully inspect his previous opinions.
So, Okonkwo beat Nwoye hoping it would be enough for him to change back to his first religion. Although Okonkwo beat him, Nwoye did not convert back to his religion. Okonkwo was wrong for beating his son just because of his choice of religion. Okonkwo is very prone to following the opinion of others in his
He wants to know has it and how one attains it. His search for wisdom began earlier in his life when his best friend, Chaerephon, asked the Delphic oracle, “whether there was anyone wiser than [Socrates]” (Apology). The oracle replied that nobody was wiser. This confused Socrates because he knew that there were many people who had more experiences and knowledge than him. He refuted this and sought to prove the oracle wrong by finding someone wiser.
In reality, Desdemona in this conversation was simply trying to convince Othello to give Cassio back his position, but Othello viewed it as her purposely trying to change the topic about the handkerchief to her “lover” Cassio. This enrages Othello and confirms his suspicions, which leads him to seek vengeance. Unlike how fate is controlled by Iago in Othello, fate in Oedipus Rex is determined by the gods. “What has God done to me” signifies that Oedipus’s end was determined by gods, and his free will actions to avoid it were pointless because his fate was always unavoidable (Oed. Exo.1263).
He launches a new definition of justice: justice means that you owe friends help, and you owe enemies harm. Socrates shows many contradictions in this view. He declares that, because our judgment concerning friends and enemies is fallible, this will lead us to harm the good and help the bad. Socrates points out that there is some contradictions in the idea of harming people through justice. Socrates then conclude that injustice cannot be a virtue because it is contrary to wisdom, which is a virtue.