Response To Plato's Apology

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Plato’s Apology Response Paper Introduction The response paper on The Apology will discuss the various ideas that Socrates came up with in his book. First and foremost, the essay will discuss his philosophy regarding human traits such as human wisdom, an excellent speaker, death and unexamined life. The above Socrates ideas are significant in human lives, and therefore I will explain my opinion relating to them. In the climax, the response paper will discuss how these ideas and teachings have affected the world at large, having read the book. Socrates Ideas, Values and Meanings Socrates philosophy talks about several values accredited to human beings. He based them on the people who accused him concerning his teachings. For example, Socrates…show more content…
For instance, Socrates that the people who accused him considered him to be wiser because he always refuted things from other people. Furthermore, Socrates asserts that the people who become cognizant of truth are worth nothing. Mortality or Death There are some facts concerning human mortality according to Socrates in Plato’s Apology. According to Socrates, no one know if death might be the best of all good things that happen to human beings; despite their feat for it. He says that people fear death as if it is the evilest thing that can happen to a person during his entire life. According to Socrates, people with little benefits should not only take into account the consequences of their actions such as ALMARRI living or dying; but should only consider if these actions are just or unjust. Socrates means that death penalty should not hinder people from doing something they perceive to be justifiable. For example, he says that man should not risk living with something shameful, but would rather take into account death or something else if stationed by a ruler or another man. Unexamined…show more content…
Furthermore, people still fear death as it takes their lives. The reason why people mourn and are grieve of death is the belief that death is the worst thing that happens to human beings. Despite this fear, death remains a mystery as no full examination done to it. If human beings heed these writings of Socrates, fear of death and unexamined things will come to a halt. ALMARRI The real nature of human beings still applies to human life in the present. Most people diminish others as they perceive to be more knowledgeable. For example, the level of education has been mostly used to rank human beings. The people who have studied to higher levels of education such as the doctorate level in the university are believed to be wiser than the rest. Conclusion/ My Opinion From the above teachings, it is worth to say that all the things that Socrates addresses to his supporters concerning his accusers still exist in the society in the present. Wisdom, real nature of human beings, death, excellent speakers and unexamined life is still a major concern to present human life. ALMARRI Work Cited Burnet, John. "Plato 's Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito."
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