Socrates Unjust Analysis

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Socrates an ancient Greek philosopher who arguable set philosophical president for all modern western theories, even though he lived in ___________. Today in the 21st century his trial is still studied and widely debated. Some believe the trial to be just and the Athenians were correct in his prosecution, but a large populations argue that the trial was unjust and the Athenians used Socrates as a scapegoat for the issues that the Athena democracy was facing during that time. Three men brought forth the charges laid against Socrates. Metetus, a wildly religious man, Anytus, a wealthy business owner and Lycon who was largely unknown and likely only there to fill the Athenian political requirements, there brought fourth two charges, impiety and…show more content…
Socrates, one of the greatest minds go Ancient Greece’s was no exception. As a sophist, Socrates was considered a teacher of the noble. Sophist of Greed taught young men ‘arete’: excellence or virtue for a price. However, Socrates wasn 't a regular sophist, he never accepted any monetary rawer for his ‘teachings” (b316,p813) and he never actually taught anything but rather trained minds to think. Socrates states at the trail that he doesn 't have any true knowledge and he believed that in order to have any true knowledge one must be able to produce a single, clear definition of a subject without any exclusions to the rule, something that he was never able believed that he couldn 't do .Rather than use he own opinions to teach his pupils what to think , Socrates used “systematic questioning” (b136p813) to help clear their own minds and reach their own conclusions just by thinking. A skill that they could carry forward, into their lives as Athenian citizens. With this in mind it is nearly impossible for the Athenians government to find Socrates guilty of wrong…show more content…
A question that has never been answered is why they waited until Socrates was in his 70’s to see him as a threat to Athenians democracy. Validation has been linked to what is known as the three political earth quakes of Athens. This refers to the ride of the thirty tyrants, who taraized Athens during 411, 494, and 401. The example of the political earth quakes certainly gives an insight to what the atheninens were thinking, but does not justify using an innocent man as a scapegoat and sentencing him to death in order to ease scared minds. Personal the most logical reasoning to the late sentencing would be the personal vendettas that Meteus and Antus held against Socrates. Meteus was a deeply religious man, and apparently was not intelligent. Writings claims that Socrates embarrassed meteus by out witting him in public. Antuts was a wealthy manufactuor who’s son wanted to have Socrates as a sophist. However, Antus adamantly said no and his son became enraged. Antus blamed Socrates for his sons gambling addiction, alcoholism and ultimately his

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