Socrates Attitude And Apology: A Comparative Analysis

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In this written assignment, I will first summarize Socrates attitude and Voltaire attitude in brief. Then I will compare them. As a conclusion, I will compare my own philosophy with them. Socrates attitude from Apology The first point is, he use questioning technique to find out the reason behind people claim. And judge whether they are right or not (Ross, 2015). He thinks some people have different kind of thinking as they cannot figure out their logical mistake. Thus he helped them find out their error in logic and mindset by pointing out loophole from their answers. (Au, n.d.) The second point is, he presents philosophy means to accept ignorance modesty, and intelligence means the acceptance of this ignorance only ("Apology (Plato)", 2015).…show more content…
What we saw now is virtual image. Like prisoner, who are locked and can only see shallow. While Brahmin do not pinpoint out this point, but in his 40 years life, he cannot find the “truth” from his 40 years’ experience. I think in this point, both philosophers hold the same view. Contrast: Socrates think to get happy people must become intelligence. Intelligence is come from acknowledgement of ignorance. While Brahmin think to become happy he should know why human is form, and where they will go and who is him. Their approach toward searching for truth is difference. Brahmin does not accept happiness from being brainless. While Socrates think knowing ignorance of one self is a key of happiness. Socrates usually uses questioning technique to find out the logical mistake people have. He treats it as a way to find out truth. In contrast, Brahmin addresses his own interception toward the world and revises his answer to people who ask question about human life. What Socrates mentions but Brahmin do not…show more content…
In factual manner, like how to go to Japan from USA, if both of parties do not know how to go, they cannot draw conclusion from questioning technique. However, to access a concept, questioning technique may be useful, especially if at least 1 party process correct knowledge. If not, questioning technique may lead to wrong way. In some degree, I think philosophy is a kind of knowing of how surrounding operate in a correct way. We may already know it but we already forgot we know them already. As we do not know, we cannot foresee the long term effect toward ourselves and others. Neither others consider in long term benefit. So now nearly everyone look at very short term benefit and try to get as much as possible, without thinking about benefit toward the nature and others. Why it is so, as people mistakenly treat the greediness as their ultimate life goal. Greediness comes from habit and prior knowledge. Like in Socrates cave theory, we are prisoners. We already accustomed about the virtual image that we saw. We do not eager to know the
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