They cannot therefore, be happy. In fact, states Socrates: "…a man who is not brought to justice is more wretched than one who is." Plato, p. 47 Therefore, rhetoricians use persuasive speaking to avoid being brought to justice for their vices. Their "power" then, really lies in their ability to dodge pain with flashy persuasions which mask their vices. Since power is later defined as "…something good to the man who yields it," Plato, p. 27 it follows that rhetoricians cannot be truly powerful because they hide from justice and use falsehoods to do
For the individuals who are searching for a tasteful meaning of devotion, the discourse is a failure, for no conclusion has been come to concerning the exact idea of that goodness. It has now and again been kept up that the genuine motivation behind logic isn't to answer addresses yet rather scrutinize the appropriate responses that have been given. Anyways, this is precisely what Socrates has been doing in this back and forth. Euthyphro has displayed a few speedy and prepared responses to the inquiry "What is devotion?" however upon magnification, each of these questions has appeared to be unsuitable.
That being said, someone can have selfish moments while still being a good person and caring for others. There doesn't have to be polar opposites when it comes to selfishness versus selflessness. There's so much emphasis on putting others before oneself that people often forget to look out for their own needs, as shown in this book. Ayn Rand successfully captures the negatives of an overrated ideology and presents an unorthodox perspective on the matter. In conclusion, Equality's true motives behind his work are much more selfish than they first appear to be.
What do we learn about courage in Plato’s Laches? As well as illustrating your answer with reference to the dialogue, critically evaluate what you take Plato to teach us about this virtue in this dialogue. While progress is made on defining courage in Platos Laches, the virtue as a whole is not understood by the interlocutors. Laches and Nicias are able to give examples and situations of courage, however when asked to find a common universal definition they are unable to do so. Furthermore, Socrates elenctic method shows contradictions in both Laches and Nicias’ understanding of courage.
Crito did not want to be seen as someone who valued wealth more than valuing the opportunity to bribe the jailer and save Socrates. The most interesting argument is that Crito tells Socrates that it is morally wrong for him to stay and allow himself to be executed. Crito gives three different reasons for this statement. One is that Socrates will be doing what his enemies intended for him to do. Next, Socrates is failing to raise and educate his children if he agrees
Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers talks about success, making a claim on how to achieve it. The book has led me to believe that there is a type of pattern when it comes to reaching success. Gladwell uses evidence to show the readers how there are many factors that contribute to being successful, such as, where you come from, the opportunities you have, the talent you were born with, your dedication or grit, and sometimes luck. Many people who read the book agree with Gladwell and support his hypothesis. Others such as Kakutani try to explain how the book has its weaknesses, being poorly reasoned and thoroughly unconvincing.
When Jim was asked a question he would avoid eye contact with the interviewer or rub his face with his left hand. Also when answering questions he was very indecisive about his answer or using a scapegoat by saying, “could be about someone else and blaming me”. He was unable to answer questions because he could not recall what happened or he would play dumb and doesn’t understand it. When Jim was asked, “could you ever think of a reason why someone would teach a little girl and he replied “I don’t know, curiosity?” which is kind of suspicious and out of the ordinary.
When it comes to gods talking to humans we have always had two different ways in which they do so. One of them being like the God from The Hebrew Bible which only talks to people but never appears before them and the other being the gods from both The Iliad and The Odyssey which actually appear and speak to them. However, a god that not only speaks to their subjects but also appears before them should be one that is taken more seriously, but this is not always the case as we see in Homer’s poems. In book one of The Odyssey, Zeus mentions how mortals are always blaming them for all their trouble even though they try to help them avoid them. Zeus says how he tried to warned Aegisthus by sending “our messenger, quicksilver Hermes To tell him not to kill the man and marry his wife, Or Agamemnon’s, Orestes would pay him back” (line 43).
(Crito,45d). Crito believes you should not have kids or stay with them to the end, raising them and educating them. Crito believes that the trial was unfair and should have never happened so with that said not doing anything to save Socrates or Socrates not saving himself is cowardly and unmanly. Socrates Counter-Arguments The first of Socrates counter arguments is about the opinions of men and whether you should listen to some peoples opinions, but not to others. (Crito,46d).
Creon’s pride does not allow him to see anyone else’s reasoning for performing certain actions. This is shown by his questioning of the god’s authority to carry out what is necessary. When Antigone challenges Creon, he only sees the events through his perspective because of his pride. In this, Creon is demonstrated as a tragic hero with his tragic