In this first narrative Plato is in the words of Professor Jeff McEwen “acting as a court scribe.” Plato is writing down Socrates defense and the responses of his accusers. The question here is, why did Plato write Apology? Plato was one of Socrates’ followers he believed that Socrates was wise and he would turn this event into a testimony of the injustice done to Socrates and the wit of the man he had learned so much from. This book would show
In other words George never wanted Lennie to be treated poorly or be harmed, he wanted Lennie to be cared for, but since he killed Curley's wife they are no out looking for him. George can no longer protect Lennie, he rather end his life with happy feelings, than to suffer a terrible death. To conclude, killing is justifiable when it is a better of two outcomes. If dying is inevitable the less painful way is preferred. Even though, killing morality wrong, when asked, most people would want painless way out.
What if every known thing in the world turned out to be misguided? What if people within the world learned ways of life and adapted to environments only to find out that it was all a lie? In "The Allegory of the Cave" from Plato's "The Republic", the same questions were considered and analyzed by Socrates, the speaker of the story. The Philosopher Socrates explicates his allegory of great curiosity to Glaucon, a man of whom Socrates shares his wealth of wisdom with. Socrates' purpose in expressing the allegory is to show how the human race may not always see the truth but rather convince themselves that what they see is the truth.
First of all, I appreciated the way Plato wrote down Socrates’s words and thoughts. The Socratic dialogue helped me understand Socrates’s thoughts. When people, like Glaucon and Adeimantus, stopped and questioned Socrates and had him explain himself, his responses usually helped me understand him better. When Socrates was pressed to explain himself he would sometimes explain himself using hypothetical examples or stories. His analogy of the cave in book VII, for example, helped me understand what
Mercy killing is wrong because it affects the family and friends of the person being killed, and mercy killing effects the person who has to do the killing because it is morally wrong. Mercy killing, also known as assisted suicide, has been a controversial topic in the real world and their are many opposing opinions on the matter. Many believe that no matter the situation, life is precious and that you should not end one’s own life because it can always improve. While others believe that if one is in great enough pain and their is no way out, that one should be able to end your life on your own
In our world, we encounter different people every day, per our judgement we differentiate them and place them into categories as bad or as good people. We judge people as per our judgements, I may judge somebody as a bad person, but someone else may judge that same person as a good person. This shows that people have different ways of thinking, and judging bad and good varies between different individuals. During this essay, we will compare and contrast Socrates ' attitude about philosophy (Apology and Allegory of the Cave Readings) with the Good Brahmin 's (Voltaire) attitude. Both stories are very important while studying philosophy, as they show how is philosophy applied in life.
Thus, I would argue that Plato was simply defending Socrates from the ‘sophistic shadow’, by praising him as a philosopher. To first understand my interpretation of Plato’s defense, one must understand the development of the word ‘sophist’ and how it became a derogatory term. Before Plato the word ‘sophist’ was a well-respected title. However, as this definition changes, from here onwards ‘sophist’ will refer to a pre-Socratic sophist, a wise man. While a ‘neo-sophist’ shall hereafter refer to the men who use rhetoric and false arguments to sway others, something prominent during Plato’s time.
Yes we learn something new everyday. Likewise, learning about governments, empires, and philosophers, also helps to teach of imposing signs of failure. Certainly, Socrates, and Plato were pioneers in the search for the origins of virtue, and knowledge, by using a teaching method of asking open-ended questions requiring
“To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice.” -Desmond Tutu. This quote suggests why sentencing one to death after they have taken the life of another is not solving the problem. At most, it is helping to catalyze the grief and loathing towards those who have made mistakes. Although this idea may be impenetrable to those in mourning, it applies to both the most innocent and guilty individuals. For this reason, in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, George should not be punished for killing Lennie because George being forced to decide to either kill his friend, watch other men kill him, or continue running away for the rest of his life is his punishment, he had Lennie's best interest in mind, and Lennie would keep making the same mistakes and identical events to this one would only continue to occur.
Omega Point examines the way people relate to violence and how they contemplate death. Rather than greater understanding, of the kind of sublime moment that the philosopher who coined the term viewed it as, DeLillo’s omega point is a hard end, but also a kind of sublime protection. Every fate Elster contemplates, seems worse than actual death though Elster is understandably frightened of how he will move from alive to not. Jessie seems to embrace death as a protective space, too, though the manner of her death works against DeLillo’s thematic work although some might say that suicide is terrible violence, too. Robert Frost said there were no beginnings and no ends – just “middles.” DeLillo seems to think that the only real thing at all is the end and that that end is infinite, dark and