In fact, Socrates is not authentically fascinated with learning ethics from this man. Instead, he'll utilize the conversation to question Euthyphro until it is pellucid that what is right and good is a matter of deeper investigation. It's not that Socrates is taking a position that Euthyphro should or should not prosecute his father; he's genuinely more intrigued with some more immensely colossal questions. Questions like, 'What does it denote for an action to be pious?' This is another way of saying, 'How do we know what is the right thing to do?'
Like his father, he is limited in his point of view, since he quotes Simonides as his father had quoted Pindar. However, his definition and path of argument change as soon as he stops answering to Socrates’s questions. He is wise, friendly and good in making affairs. He represents the modern school of morality where the definition of justice is related to the concept of friendship. He resembles the businessman, who has good skills in contracts and aim to establish tight friendship using their wide arena of thought, but at the same time he’s stuck to some traditional beliefs and values, yet he is open to arguments and criticism.
In the Protagoras, this question about virtue takes the form of a lengthy attempt by Socrates to prove that what are commonly thought of as separate virtues—courage, temperance, holiness, justice and wisdom—are in fact simply different names for the same thing (Plat. Prot. 329c). Virtue is a single thing, namely teachable wisdom concerning pleasure and pain or good and bad. The good life is marked by
"Wisdom is commonly used to describe the character of what is reasonable", a number of philosopher's have their own views on wisdom such as Socrates, Heidegger, Nietzsche and Popper. Wisdom to me is intelligence and common sense, wisdom keeps us grounded to the truth of live and avoid unnecessary problems. Socrates was a lower-class man who lived off his friend's earnings but very wise man during 339 BCE in Athens, Greece. "The Apology" starts off with Socrates charged with not recognizing the God's and he is found guilty. According to Socrates, "I know that I know nothing" and continues to state that he is the wisest man alive for knowing that.
Socrates as a wise man understands that if religion forms humans’ personality and views on surrounding, then it means that there is no place for you as a human being. Thus, Socrates tries to argue with Euthyphro to find the definition of goodness and asks Euthyphro questions. Euthyphro gives several definitions of goodness such as prosecuting his own father is an act of goodness, but Socrates quickly responses to him that it is only instance but not the definition. Then, he replies to Socrates that goodness is something that is pleasant to gods. However, Socrates is not satisfied with such definition and responses to Euthyphro that many of conflicts exist among the gods and what is pleasant to one god might be unpleasant to another.
Roth uses Aristotle’s Rhetorical Triangle as implying ethos, pathos, and logos to support his main points within chapter two. The first important part of speech that Aristotle mentions is ethos, which is used to show Roth’s credibility throughout chapter two. Without credibility people may think Roth could be some random guy who knows nothing about what he’s saying to his readers. What people don’t know is that Roth has lots of things to show for his credibility. One of the main things that stand out about Roth and causes people to find him credible for the things he says is that he’s a professor of an engineer at Stanford which is known for one of the world’s most leading research universities.
He wants to know has it and how one attains it. His search for wisdom began earlier in his life when his best friend, Chaerephon, asked the Delphic oracle, “whether there was anyone wiser than [Socrates]” (Apology). The oracle replied that nobody was wiser. This confused Socrates because he knew that there were many people who had more experiences and knowledge than him. He refuted this and sought to prove the oracle wrong by finding someone wiser.
At the same time, he recognizes that no one would intentionally make the people worse because he is obliged to live among them. From this it follows either that Socrates is not making the people worse or he is doing so unintentionally. Obviously, Meletus is not able to understand the logical consequences implied in the statements made by him. Further Meletus refers to Socrates as an atheist because he teaches that the sun is stone and the moon is earth. Socrates then reminds Meletus that it was Anaxagoras the Clazomenian who stated that the sun and moon were only material substances.
Within Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, he considers humanity and its relationship with moral virtue. By the end of this essay, I will have summarized how Aristotle sees virtue as something that can be improved through repetition and what sort of ideology is required for an action to be considered fully virtuous. Also, I will address how one may disagree with Aristotle’s views on how a person learns to become virtuous, in thinking that the concept of virtue must be precisely defined rather than free-formed, as Aristotle understands it to be. Following that counterargument, I shall refute it by explaining how a satisfactory childhood impresses society’s code of conduct upon a youth and how a youth learns how to apply that code of conduct through
Among a group of friends Socrates asked the question “What is Justice”. Everyone had their own meaning of what justice truly was. As everyone spoke, Socrates listened but never stated his true meaning of justice. Cephalus definitions of justice mean living up to your legal obligations and being honest () Socrates explained the justice is more than honoring legal obligations. Socrates gave different explanations as to why this statement is not true.