Socrates Importance To The Crowd

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Register to read the introduction…Why does humankind try to put a tag on something or someone good, beautiful, just or unjust? People have not found an answer for the question yet. Moreover looking for certain definition can be regarded as useless since human feelings are variable. However, Socrates was willing to define justice, beauty, piety etc. so that people or citizens are able to know how to live beautifully, well, justly according to their definitions. Therefore, his purpose is to have information about self of each creature. To achieve the aim, Socrates firstly tried to destroy or to decay incorrect views that are believed to be correct. For instance, he does not think that the crowd can detect what is well, just etc. Only those ones who base their ideas upon reason and rationale can determine what is well, just, etc. as Socrates states: “… I am the kind of man who listens to nothing within me but the argument that on reflection seems best to me.”(46b). Namely one should not give an importance to the view of the crowd. The view of the majority of people is not trustworthy to improve or push forward humankind. As an illustration, in the Turkey especially eastern region, when a woman escape from home and with a man, father or brothers has the authority or claim to execute the woman to protect his honor. This is a tradition. On the other hand, thanks to human beings intellectuals who…show more content…
He, accepting the inductive dialectic way, copes with each certain situation and attempts to put into practice it to his collective concept. In this concept, he believes that an individual should live beautifully, well and justly and he put forth a claim that “one should never do wrong” so that he can live beautifully, well and justly (49b). What wrong means is doing people harm (49c). Why do humankind make mistake or do wrong? In accordance with Socrates’ view, one makes mistakes either willingly nor unwillingly. The individual who makes mistakes or does wrong willingly stood for harming people. The other making mistake unwillingly makes so due to their ignorance (26a). Explaining what is wrong would be easier than explaining what is true or well. In each event, that what is wrong can be detected by how the outcomes of alleged wrong movements can be. If alleged wrong action has a harmful consequence on one’s life, the act should not be fulfilled. For instance, if someone punched you twice in the stomach, you must not punch him in exchange for this wrong action and you ought to enlighten him/her. Because punching is a wrong act due to the fact that it harms. Moreover, Socrates believes that he comes to an agreement with the city, that is, an implicit agreement or a social
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