Socrates Case Study

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1. Briefly describe some (at least four) aspects of Greek culture prior to and at the time of Socrates and Plato. Socrates and Plato were an oral culture. During the time of Plato and Socrates, they were making literacy culture because Socrates and Plato had begun using paper and started writing a lot of things down. They had to speak on everything they experience and wants to keep around, so Plato and Socrates told a lot of stories. These stories had great important meaning. They believe the tale of Gods and Goddesses were mythopoetic base on myths that spread through book and poetry. 2. What does it mean to say that a culture is “mythopoetic”? What was the cultural significance of the ‘Tales” of Homer and Hesiod? When a culture is mythopoetic,…show more content…
Socrates discussion why are you doing this and trying to put me on trial. Euthyphro replied that he doing god work so to him it was ok The Divine Command Theory was stated that an act is “good” and done or approved by a god that was put by Euthyphro. 25. What was the nature of Socrates trial? What was Socrates Defense? Why was he convicted? Why was he sentenced to death? Socrates was accused of corrupting the young, impiety them and disbelieving in god. His punishment was death, so he apologized as his defense and the court didn’t believe him, he was sentenced to death because of the way he thinks, misleading character, and indiscriminate in his actions. 26. Socrates believed that no harm can come to a good man, neither in life nor in death. What do you think he meant, and do you agree? Socrates meant when someone does something good, good things will happen to you but when you do something bad, bad things would happen. Since Socrates was a good person, he believes good would go to him no matter what happens between life and death. I agree with him there are good and bad people, people who do good things get a reward and others who do bad things get…show more content…
soul exists after death because of it unchanging and constant. 2. The soul is the essence of immortal. 4. Souls exist because they are in our bodies. Socrates Legacy 30. Socrates said the “unexamined life is not worth living.” What do you think he meant by this? And, do you agree? He meant that life shouldn’t be lived if it not philosophically. For an example, If you don’t answer the question is not worth it at all. I agree with Socrates. I think that life wasn’t made for everyone to follow what is in front of them. 31. What is Socratic Method/Dialectic? Socratic Method/Dialectic is a discussion among people to stimulate and to form critical thinking and lead to ideas. 32. Socrates believed that evil (bad action) was the result of ignorance. Why did he hold this view, and do you agree? Socrates believed that evil was the result of ignorance because people who do wrong things wouldn’t choose to do a bad thing if they knew better. Socrates believes this because if they were educated on what is good, they would have made a better decision instead of bad ones, I agree with him because they will always be people that would do bad and good things. Plato - Social and Political
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