By escaping from prison, he would be breaking the laws of the city. Since the laws all together are seen as one, by breaking one law he would be breaking all the laws. In order for a law to be legitimate, the citizens of the city must follow the laws. If the law is broken, it is no longer a legitimate law. This is why Socrates
It is the spring board for disciplines and studies into religious apologetics, because this question that might seem innocuous at first proves to be incredibly powerful. Pojman asserts that this question highlights the question whether or not morality and religion are intertwined. Moreover, Socrates’ comments and critiques of Euthyphro’s claims provide readers a powerful model for what true dialectic thus promoting the development of a strong intellectual spine and the true core of
And the world will remember your name. But if you go to Troy, you will never come back... for your glory walks hand-in-hand with your doom. And I shall never see you again” (Troy). Said by Thetis, Achilles mother. Even though Achilles was warned by his mother that is he went to Troy he will be remembered, but he will die, he still held his own.
To conclude, Socrates in some peoples eyes may seem that the right thing for him to do is to escape and save his own life, even though he would be ricking the the lives of his friends and family and inevitably be caught later on down the road the face once again the same situation. In my opinion, Socrates made the right decision. Staying imprisioned and accepting his fate not only protects the life of other but also stands by his beliefs of not repaying a wrong action with a wrong action. Socrates sticking by his choice to follow the path God intended him, shows how wise he truly is and for that I believe he has made the right choice and I agree with
What Socrates tries to convey to Athenians in his speech “Apology” other than “an unexamined life is not worth living” is that one should never give up one’s own philosophy for any reason, even though the reason is death. Socrates wanted his followers to know that death should not be feared. Socrates knows he is going to die, and he still continues his beliefs in the trial anyway. Socrates wants his followers to stick to what they believe in. Socrates pretty much has all of Athens against him and yet he continues on and sends a strong message to his followers.
Introduction Socrates was a renowned philosopher for his method of learning and inquiry known as the Socratic Method . However this inquiry led him to expose Government corruption and be annoying to the powerful people of Athens. In the end though Socrates was primarily put on trial for the atrocities his students committed. Socrates loved Athens, even though his students harmed the state, he was not guilty of his charges nor of Athens ' loss in the Peloponnesian War. The Oracle at Delphi answered no to the question "Is anyone wiser than Socrates?"
For example, he states in passage 28d, “Wherever someone has stationed himself because he thinks it best, or wherever he’s been stationed by his commander, there, it seems to me, he should remain, steadfast in danger, taking no account at all of death or of anything else, in comparison to what’s shameful,” (Plato, 43). Socrates defends his way of life and dismisses the fear of death by explaining that it would be shameful for a soldier to leave their post in the midst of battle due to the fear of death. It is easy for someone to flee a threatening situation; however, the honorable and just person will face the challenge with courage by staying stationed even when confronted with unavoidable death. Socrates compares his philosophic way of life to being stationed on Earth by the gods’ as a commander would station a soldier. Furthermore, just decision making should not be interfered with in the face of death because we simply do not know that death is a bad thing.
Socrates and Athenian Democracy The Apology of Socrates, as told by Plato, is an essay including Socrates’ speech that he made to a jury while trying to “convince his fellow citizens of his innocence” (Lualdi 62). Socrates was attempting to make the Athenian assembly see the world from his own perspective, as he recounts stories of going to ones who have “reputation[s] of wisdom and [observing]” them (Lualdi 63). He explains his outlook on the world, which therefore explains his actions and teachings. He also comments on Athenian democracy while doing so, pointing out that in his way of thinking, he believes “the word of God… ought to be considered first” (Lualdi 64). This is being brought to light in contrast of what the reality of the system is: the word of God not being considered first.
As their conversation continues it starts changing subjects from being old to what justice really is and means, which is what leads to the whole topic of the book. Polermarchus suggest that justice is “doing good to your friends and harm to your enemies.” At first his statement was considered, until they starting discussing it more and its faults became apparent. After arguing it even more Socrates came to a conclusion that “justice is the excellence of the soul.”
We must control our actions and not give into the evil and bitterness that comes with causing pain or dismay among others. We must hold our turn our cheeks and take the high road because if we choose not to fight we end the fight by not fighting. This is an example of agape because it shows a comprehension of how we understand something, while never eliciting violence on others. In TKAM this was exemplified when Atticus had lost the trial he had exposed many secrets of another and that person had spit in Atticus’s face but Atticus never fought back because that would bring moral shame and go against his beliefs of nonviolence. Agape can be shown in different but still mean the same thing, Atticus had avoided violence because it would only shame himself than the other
Plato wants readers to know if Socrates deserved the death penalty for his teachings. Throughout the article ethos, pathos, and logos is shown. Upon reading the article, readers can find ethos by the author being a follower instead of a leader. The title of this article is very obvious to others because Socrates was the main character of the article. Logos is used to make an argument,
Thoreau alleges people have the right to oppose an oppressive government, it is their duty to rebel against it. If a government does not serve its purpose of protection and fair treatment, the duty of its citizens would be to overrun it. An individual 's liberty is conveyed through its government, by allowing a tyranny, men are giving up their right to think and act for themselves. He declares that if the government mandates the people to follow unfair laws. the people should break those laws.
Socrates an ancient Greek philosopher who arguable set philosophical president for all modern western theories, even though he lived in ___________. Today in the 21st century his trial is still studied and widely debated. Some believe the trial to be just and the Athenians were correct in his prosecution, but a large populations argue that the trial was unjust and the Athenians used Socrates as a scapegoat for the issues that the Athena democracy was facing during that time. Three men brought forth the charges laid against Socrates. Metetus, a wildly religious man, Anytus, a wealthy business owner and Lycon who was largely unknown and likely only there to fill the Athenian political requirements, there brought fourth two charges, impiety and