Death

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOCRATES

Philosophy was both serious and dangerous, Socrates chose to ignore both. Ignoring the first made him one of the most engaging of all philosophers, ignoring the second was to cost him his life. He was born in a middle class home in Athens, in 470 BCE. His parents were Phaenarete and Sophroniscus. His mother had […]

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Socrates Apology

The Apology by Socrates is a speech which he gave during his unsuccessful defense against the charges of corrupting the youths and being atheist, in addition to being a teacher who accepts money and his curiosity of his searches in earth and heaven. He was claimed not to believe in the gods whom the Athenians […]

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Socrates and Machiavelli

Book analysis and understanding is very important, because it helps in making satisfactory comments and arguments about the dominant themes in any presented literary work. In this essay analysis out of many themes reflected in these two novels: The Apology by Socrates and The Prince by Machiavelli, the discussion highlights and focuses on the major […]

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Socrates – College Essay

In his quest to find the true meaning of justices, Socrates poses the onus of defining justice to Polemarchus. Polemarchus observes that justice entails giving each what is owed to him. However, exemptions are made in the event that the individual in question is of unsound mind. Therefore, he is incapable of using what is […]

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Plato and Socrates

If it is concluded after a serious reflection that the war which we have been engaged in is unjust, the advice that Socrates might give us is that compensatory justice should be enforced. That is, we should compensate, give benefits, to the persons (in country that we were fighting with) who have suffered underserved hardships […]

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Socrates’ View of Persuasion

Does God exist? This is an ultimate question as it has no definite answer. There are many theories and ideas that attempt to prove that there is a god, and that he is the creator. The cosmological argument is no exception as it too is concerned with finding an explanation for how the universe came […]

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Socrates – 487 words – College Essay

“And now, Athenians, I am not going to argue for my sake, as you may think, but for yours, that you may not sin against the god, or lightly reject his favor by condemning me. For if you kill me you will not easily find another like me, who, if I may use such a […]

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Socrates and the Apology

In his series of dialogues, He admits that he can avoided his trial and went home to mind his own business instead. But the great philosopher knew that this was unbecoming of a man of wisdom. A philosopher per se is undaunted by a trial alone which he can defend himself by his principles alone. […]

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Socrates as a martyr

Socrates was a great Greek philosopher and the proponent of the “Socratic Method”. He is famed for his sayings such as: “Knowing nothing” which is a sign of humility and some hints of martyrdom. Athenians carried out a death sentence for a capital offense that made him a martyr to other and an anti-democrat to […]

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An Analysis of a Socratic Teaching

According to Garth Kemerling, Socrates entered a debate with an arrogant youth in the Euthyphro. The two were conversing about piety and what it really means. With this, Socrates posed a simple question: “Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods? […]

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How Socrates Would Have Reacted To The Philosophical Schools

Skepticism as a school of philosophic thought can be dated from Pyrrho, the central tenet of whose teaching was “nothing can be known”. It can be seen as a reaction to the other philosophic schools that were springing up in the Hellenistic age, and which were dogmatic in their philosophical claims, some of which were […]

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Socrates On the Relation Of Wisdom To Virtue

The Socratic method of enquiry has been squarely criticized through the ages. The mode of criticism leveled against it is that it is merely destructive, lacks coherence, and is unreasonably insistent on definition before any further enquiry. Typical is the opinion of the modern Greek scholar Hugh H Benson who puts it thus: “Socrates’ view […]

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Socrates and Ed Murrow

Socrates and Ed Murrow can be said to have parallel lives when it comes to their commitment to their chosen fields: Socrates as a philosopher-teacher, Murrow as a broadcast journalist. When Socrates was sentenced to death after having been found guilty by the State of Athens of impiety and corrupting the youth (teaching his students […]

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Hero Archetypes: Comparison and Contrast between Socrates

Throughout history, humans have always attempted to explain the world through myth. The hero archetype is one of the oldest and most popular myths in existence. It often embodied by a person who leaves behind the familiar to embark on various adventures. He then returns as a changed individual, with new insights and knowledge about […]

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Socrates – College Essay

Socrates, the great philosopher of the fifth century, once stated that ‘an unexamined life is not worth living’. It is ironical that he made this statement when he was going through a trial for allegedly undermining regime and corrupting the young people’s minds (Jeremy, S & James, G. 2006). What Socrates advocated for in his […]

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Socrates and the King

Socrates and Martin Luther King, Jr. are two renowned personalities in their own times. These two people had expressed their views on society which made great impacts on the people of their time and even of today. Socrates’ views can be seen in the dialogue Crito, while Martin Luther King, Jr. ’s views are on […]

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Dialogue between Socrates and Martin Luther King

Socrates was an inscrutable and an enigmatic individual who despite the fact that he wrote nothing has always been considered as one of the philosophers who changed how philosophy ought to be conceived. From various readings, we can depict that both Martin Luther King as well as Socrates shared a common belief of “I did […]

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Socrates and His Philosophy

It must have been weird living in Ancient Athens and encountering Socrates on the way. It would be especially weird if for instance the person caught Socrates’s attention and Socrates began quizzing him of all sorts of questions about the truth. Anyone who does not know Socrates will think the guy is demented at best, […]

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Socrates – College Essay

I’ve always wondered what a man is without morality. What is he without the obstacle that morality presents on the way to the bottomless gaping abyss of slumber and vice? A human being is nothing without virtue, chastity, integrity and other important characteristics that make him worth of living in this world. And the temple […]

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The Republic

In Book VIII of his masterwork The Republic, Plato, through Socrates, explained his views concerning the gradual decline from a government with perfect intentions to one that held little good intentions whatsoever. The first degradation from the perfect government Socrates discussed is the timocracy, where government representatives were selected based more upon their personal honors […]

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Plato’s Apology: On Death

Socrates is regarded as one of the Great Thinkers of the Ancient World. His philosophy is used by his descendents particularly of his students like Plato and Aristotle. He is best known for his very distinct method of philosophizing by which the discourse is mainly characterized by Socrates’ questioning of his student in order to […]

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Socratic Method

The Socratic Method of teaching is one that has survived throughout many decades. The Socratic Method was started by Socrates, a Greek Philosopher. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the philosopher Socrates remains, as he was in his lifetime (469–399 B. C. ), an enigma, an inscrutable individual who, despite having written nothing, is […]

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