Trial And Death Of Socrates Analysis

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The trial and death of Socrates is a book with four dialogues all about the trail that leads to the eventual death of Socrates. The four dialogues are Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. It will explain the reasoning that brought Socrates to trial in the first place and give us a glimpse into the physiological thought of this time, and in this paper will describe some of the differences today. The first of the four dialogues are Euthyphro. It is set outside of a courtroom in Athens and features Socrates and Euthyphro (who is there to try to prosecute his father). They start discussing the entire meaning and definition of holiness, or piety for that matter because Euthyphro claims to know everything about holiness and piety. One example of piety that Euthyphro explains is prosecuting someone who has done wrong, for example his father who is being accused of murdering…show more content…
Socrates states that a good philosopher should not fear death, but rather embrace it and look forward to it. This is also where he comes out with the four claims of the separation of the soul and the body. With this point Socrates is trying to explain to Cebes, Simmias, and the others in the room that the soul is everlasting and outlives every body that it is ever in. They agree that the soul is long lasting but does not live forever. This is the end for Socrates as him and Crito head to the bath chamber and return to say goodbye to his three sons and the women of the household. After the goodbyes are said the poison is brought in Socrates asks the man how he is supposed to drink the poison, which the man replies. “You have only walk about until your legs are heavy, and then to lie down, and the poison will act” (Plato 114). Thus, ends with Socrates drinking the poison and asking Crito to pay off his debt to Asclepius. Crito agrees, and the book

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