Pottery In Socrates The Apology

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One of the questions that I had concerning pages 3-4 of “The Apology” was why the people who Socrates engaged in conversation with became angry when he tried to prove that they weren’t wise. Many of these people were politicians, writers, and craftsmen who held a lot of power over, or were admired, by many people. When someone feels like their power is being threatened in any way, lashing out in anger is a natural and easy response. Their power mostly lied in their intelligence and characteristics that were uncommon during this time, such as being able to write and do pottery. When Socrates claimed that they weren’t as knowledgeable as they believed, These influential people overestimated their abilities not necessarily because they’re naturally
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