When Socrates asks Polus if it is better to commit injustice acts of power like killing, driving human beings out and confiscating possessions rather than suffering injustices. Polus does not answer. He told Socrates to answer this own question. This again shows that Polus has no confidence in his position of only doing what is good for oneself and does not want to be wrong even more,
Since Meletus is not able to provide concrete evidence of what improves the young citizens, he says that Meletus is not concerned with the welfare of the youth and therefore concludes that Meletus is unmindful of the youth. Meletus has shown that he doesn’t understand corruption by claiming that everyone, but Socrates improves the young crowd. However, the statement is exactly contrary to the current scenario as only those
(Crito,45d). Crito believes you should not have kids or stay with them to the end, raising them and educating them. Crito believes that the trial was unfair and should have never happened so with that said not doing anything to save Socrates or Socrates not saving himself is cowardly and unmanly. Socrates Counter-Arguments The first of Socrates counter arguments is about the opinions of men and whether you should listen to some peoples opinions, but not to others. (Crito,46d).
In Plato's Gorgias, it is apparent that Socrates has no desire to be a good statesman as it is defined in the eyes of the Athenians. His calculation is that Athenian rhetoricians place no reliance on facts or truth, nor are these their aim. Instead, they rely on the illusion of knowledge, and this morally weakens both themselves and their audiences. It is clear however, that if he wishes, Socrates is able to match most or all of the other statesmen in Athens, as is clearly indicated by his very eloquent speech which ends the dialogue. Additionally, under his own definition of a good statesman, it is evident that Socrates is more than qualified.
The first concept that I noticed shared by Russell and Socrates was the concept that one had to remove themselves before serious philosophical contemplation could take place. In Russell 's case, he refers to the "Self" and the "Not-Self". With Socrates, as seen in the Apology, confronting his accuser about the corruption of youth, his accuser is silent because he had not given the matter any thought. Socrates awareness of his own ignorance frees him from what Russell would refer to as "Self". I mention this because it serves as a common theme even as both philosophers differ in their messages.
Socrates corrupted youth/ made them believe something different, and made them believe in something different. He did not believe in Athenian Gods which might have led to his students to not believe in them which led to corrupting the youth in making them not believe in their religion, where they have adapted to and lived in, this was his charge against impiety. Socrates even had a chance to stop his teachings and live on with his life but he said
“I never figured out how Atticus knew I was listening, and it was not until many years later that I realized he wanted me to hear every word he said,” Scout discovered In the book, To Kill a Mocking Bird. However, Jem, Scout, and Dill lived in Maycomb which provided zero entertainment. Most agree the children spent the summer in boredom, but some believe they should have respected their father Atticus’ wishes regardless. Others argue “The Boo Radley Game” resulted in innocent fun. The children should not pester Boo Radley because they disobeyed Atticus, trespassed property, and tormented Boo.
Socrates’ first premise is that when Socrates meets poets, politicians, artists and artisans, they claim to be wise and because of that claim they are not wise. Socrates’ second premise is that Sophists go around teaching how to make arguments only to win and not to prove anything one way or another, hence making them not
Sneering at himself, Socrates claimed that he knew nothing. In connection with this, the oracle of Delphi declared Socrates the wisest of men. Because Socrates, although he knew that he knew nothing, while others mistakenly believed that they know something. As
The way Odysseus replies to Telémakhos’ concern feels like he is mocking his child for thinking in a cowardly manner which is not man-like to Greeks. Homer now introduces him as “clearheaded” which is a trait given to him by Athena. He wants to remind the readers that because of Athena’s help he is able to think like an adult. But, right after calling him “clearheaded”, Homer describes him as “looked hard”. Homer putting these two descriptions beside each other emphasize on Telémakhos has changed with a god interference but deep down is still doubtful and afraid.