Socrates Apology Essays and Term Papers


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Socrates Apology The Unexamined Life

... animals and would be better off, in Socrates?.. view, not having lived at all. Critics of Socrates?.. view, however, argue that he was ... like the one that Socrates proposes. Most men are not philosophers like Socrates and are……[more]

Words : 912 (2 Pages) Sources : 1 Topic : Philosophy Document Type : Essay

Write A Journal Based Instructions Only 10 20 Journal Focus Philosophers The Rest Journal Focus Addressing Questions Reading Socrates Apology A Complete Internet Search Journal Philosophers Anaximander Heraclitus Anaxagoras

Socrates is considered one of the most influential philosophers of ancient times. This paper ... passages from his famed final speech before the Athenians in The Apology. Key concepts include his indifference to the prospect of being sentenced to death……[more]

Words : 1172 (3 Pages) Sources : 4 Topic : Communication Speech Document Type : Essays

Apology Of Socrates

... die again and again." One of the most profound statements that Socrates offers to his true "judges" is that nothing bad can happen to a ... follow him may talk well of him when wanting to reproach others. Socrates……[more]

Words : 676 (2 Pages) Sources : 2 Topic : Literature Document Type : Term Paper

Socrates Gilgamesh

... Socrates' words, of course, also fall on deaf ears and he is condemned. But Socrates' "Apology" is set in a real, historical place and time, an Athenian law court, not during an age where gods walk the earth. There……[more]

Words : 1115 (3 Pages) Sources : 3 Topic : Religion general Document Type : Term Paper Citation Style : MLA

Socrates Plato And Aristotle

... shown Socrates' dialectic method of deliberating and its significance. I have then written about the importance of "The Apology," by Plato, who was a mentored student of Socrates before ... shown Socrates' dialectic method of deliberating and its significance.……[more]

Words : 1207 (4 Pages) Sources : 2 Topic : Literature American Document Type : Essays

Socrates Inconsistent Positions About Obeying The Authority

In this paper we are going to be examining the lasting impact of Socrates and his ideas. This will be accomplished by comparing the Apology with Crito. It is this point when these contrasting views will show Plato's underlying meaning……[more]

Words : 1358 (4 Pages) Sources : 2 Topic : Philosophy Document Type : Reaction Paper

Socrates Trial

... according to Socrates subject to bad judgment, despite their ability to do well in another matter. Society as a whole is, according to Socrates, a body ... truth. When being accused of corrupting the Athenian youth, Socrates explains that……[more]

Words : 1671 (5 Pages) Sources : 3 Topic : Philosophy Philosophers Citation Style : APA

Socrates And Pythagoras

... Socrates who was forced to consume the poison hemlock have been narrated with great dramatic power by Plato in his works of the Apology, the Crito and the Phaedo of Plato. (Socrates: In spite of occupying the high……[more]

Words : 1640 (4 Pages) Topic : Education Mathematics Document Type : Term Paper

Socrates And Oedipus

... by all. And I myself pronounced this malediction upon myself" (Sophocles, 42). Like Socrates, Oedipus is visited by a friend in prison, who urges him to consider escape. His ... characters. However, the authors of the stories used these……[more]

Words : 859 (3 Pages) Sources : 2 Topic : Literature general

Use Plato The Euthyphro The Apology Questions Please Give A Quote Support Page Number Occurs Support Answer 1 Why Socrates Euthyphro Interested Question Piety 2 What Answers Euthyphro Define Piety Impiety 3

... ?" Meletus also states to Socrates: "I you are a complete atheist" (Plato, The Apology, Internet Classics Archive). As a result of the trial, Socrates was condemned to ... . Works Cited Plato. Apology. Internet Classics Archive. Retrieved:……[more]

Words : 683 (2 Pages) Sources : 1 Topic : Not Specified Document Type : Essays

The Attached Document Explanatory Nature Essay A Philosophical Examination I World References Socrates Aristotle Plato Kant Al For I World Shadow Puppets Plato s Cave Allegory Socrates A Virtue Ethicist Believed Morally Actions Exemplify Virtues

... Socratic dialogue in Apology, Socrates makes the bold declaration that "the unexamined life is not worth living" (Apology 38a). ... only see the world in accordance with Socrates' speculations in Apology and Crito, but also with the inhabitants ...……[more]

Words : 1523 (4 Pages) Sources : 5 Topic : Drama World Document Type : Essays

The Youth Of Socrates Day As Today Enjoyed Seeing Authority Mocked Wasnt Socrates In Fact Guilty To Certain Extent By Making The Authorities Look Foolish In Fron Of The Young Men Of Athens What Makes Pity The Such A Horrible Emotion How Is It Counter To Nierzsche s Conception Of The Good

... during Socrates' trial. It is unfortunate for Socrates that the jurors do not see the same truth as he does, but Socrates does ... was quite different from what Socrates was teaching. Feeling threatened, they accused Socrates of corruption,……[more]

Words : 1872 (5 Pages) Sources : 4 Topic : Philosophy general Citation Style : MLA

Apology Paper

This essay deals with Plato's story The Apology. The focus of the story is the trial of Socrates and is also the focus of this essay. The four charges of Socrates are examined from the perspective of a juror sitting……[more]

Words : 1123 (4 Pages) Sources : 4 Topic : Philosophy Document Type : Term Paper Citation Style : Let the writer choose


... comedy and the major parts of the plot. 3. Describe the character of Socrates as Aristophanes portrays him, and identify the ideas and mode of expression ... elements of biographical details attributed by Aristophanes to the character of Socrates.……[more]

Words : 1167 (4 Pages) Sources : 4 Topic : Philosophy Philosophers Document Type : Term Paper


The document considers Socrates' statement in "Apology," that no harm can come to a good person. An agreement with this statement is supported by applying it to the world and its various philosophies today. Opposing arguments include the fact that……[more]

Words : 2087 (6 Pages) Topic : Philosophy Document Type : Essay


... questions about Socrates' definitions of piety and justice in the Platonic dialogue the Euthyphro. It also examines the applicability of Socratic dialogue in the classroom. Socrates was eventually ...…[more]

Words : 1944 (6 Pages) Sources : 6 Topic : Philosophy Philosophers Document Type : Term Paper Citation Style : MLA


... Socrates admits that his intention was rather to "refute the god of Delphi," (Plato Apology 21c) who had answered Chaerephon that there existed no man wiser than Socrates. Here, Socrates begins his ... might go to the god with……[more]

Words : 1838 (5 Pages) Topic : Philosophy Document Type : Essay

Socrates Arguement Against Charges

... Apology: The horse-breaker analogy The trial of Socrates came about because he was the teacher of ... to rule (Stone 1979). When Athens was threatened, Socrates was prosecuted (Stone 1979). Socrates' analogy of the horse-tamer is in response to……[more]

Words : 642 (2 Pages) Sources : 1 Topic : Philosophy Document Type : Essay


... Socrates to escape? What will they think about Socrates not being available to take care of his children? Socrates ... Socrates?.. philosophy and determines how he analyzes each of Crito?..s arguments. For Socrates, escape is not an option. He……[more]

Words : 722 (2 Pages) Topic : Philosophy Philosophers Document Type : Research Paper

Socrates And The Obligation To Obey The Law

... several provocative moral appeals, Socrates responds by reaffirming his commitment to remaining guided by reason. Socrates' subsequent defense ... he proved to be a man of immense personal principle. Plato presents Socrates discussion with Crito as a calm and……[more]

Words : 667 (2 Pages) Topic : Philosophy Document Type : Term Paper


... much as Plato described the matter in his Apology. As with Jesus, Socrates life is pieced together by the writings of ... Socrates is known as the "Socratic Problem." Navia states that the Socratic Problem also entails the fact……[more]

Words : 699 (2 Pages) Sources : 4 Topic : Philosophy Famous Figures Document Type : Term Paper

Socrates And The Law

... others happy. Crito's argument is classically utilitarian in nature. The problem is, Socrates is not a utilitarian. Socrates' position is that justice is unequivocal. He has accepted his fate, and ... to persuade legislative change. Responding to Crito, Socrates……[more]

Words : 704 (2 Pages) Topic : Philosophy Greek Document Type : Term Paper


... Socrates espouses differing ideas of obedience in the Apology and Crito. Socrates himself distinctively proclaims these ideas. During his defense, Socrates states (Yahoo, 2004): "If you said to me in this regard: 'Socrates ...…[more]

Words : 1951 (7 Pages) Topic : Criminal Justice Courts Document Type : Term Paper

Apology By Plato

... willing to accept responsibility for this. If this had of happened, Socrates would have accepted his place as part of the larger ... result in the law being changes. This is an opportunity that Socrates had. As noted, he……[more]

Words : 1068 (3 Pages) Topic : Other Document Type : Term Paper


... justly within the laws, or applying them justly. (p.380) Socrates professes to have orders from God to question those who ... anyone else should contrive to escape death at any cost." (p. 385) Socrates mirrors this impassioned cry for……[more]

Words : 1464 (4 Pages) Sources : 1 Topic : Philosophy general Document Type : Term Paper Citation Style : Chicago

Socrates And Holocaust

... had to pay a price. "Questioning underlying assumptions was, according to Socrates, what would save a society from blindness and self ... and recognized as classics" (Frostburg). The Athenians did not appreciate Socrates while he was alive. They did……[more]

Words : 1453 (6 Pages) Topic : Western Civilization general Citation Style : MLA


... and flute-playing, Socrates is defending his belief in the gods. One of the accusations against Socrates was that he did not ... saying that Socrates teaches and believes in divine agencies without in fact believing in the gods themselves.……[more]

Words : 1043 (3 Pages) Topic : Philosophy Greek

Socrates And His Dialog With Euthyphro About God s Will

... which things are set into place rightfully. All we need to is observe. Socrates asks Euthyphro to define what is pious, that is what is right. Euthyphro fails ...…[more]

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Socrates And Philocetes

... , who wanted everyone to believe in the gods wholeheartedly. Because of his beliefs, Socrates felt mentally isolated from his community, as they rejected him. This ... worsened by stigma and prejudice." Philoctetes experienced isolation in a different way……[more]

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I A Descriptive Essay Socratic Arguement Apology It Textbook Plato The Trial Death Socrates Translated G M A Grube Third Addition Hackett Publishing Company Inc 2000 As Sources

In this paper, we are going to be analyzing the Apology and the arguments presented by Socrates. This will be accomplished by focusing on: his ideas and how they influenced the jury. Together, these elements will highlight the way he……[more]

Words : 1260 (4 Pages) Sources : 3 Topic : Shakespeare Timon of Athens Document Type : Essays Citation Style : APA

Imagine A Member Athenian Jury Cast A Vote Socrates Guilty Guilty Consider Accusations Gods State Divinities Guilty Guilty Accusation Strategy Proviing Socrates Guilty Guilty Make Criticism Disagreement Position

... Apology). Sure, it is possible that Socrates is afraid of the wrath of the court and might be pretending to believe in the state-sanctioned gods. Yet the heart of the Apology is Socrates' unwavering self-defense. Socrates ...…[more]

Words : 1044 (3 Pages) Topic : Criminal Justice Courts Document Type : Essays

Assignment 2 Entitled Enemy State Here Question Answer Was Socrates Enemy State Be Define Enemy State These Definitions Dictionary Making Argument Key Assignment Again Argument A Research Paper

... Socrates: A Guide for the Perplexed. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2009. Cooper, John Madison. The Trial and Death of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Death Scene from Phaedo. Cambridge, MA: Hackett Publishing, 2000. Millett, Paul. "The Trial of……[more]

Words : 1583 (4 Pages) Sources : 3 Topic : Government State Document Type : Essays

Plato Apology

... Socrates knew himself to possess no wisdom, and yet the oracle, a god, named Socrates as the wisest man alive. Therefore, Socrates ... wiser than Socrates. That was the beginning of Socrates' search for truth and knowledge. No sooner……[more]

Words : 1655 (5 Pages) Topic : Government Politicians Document Type : Term Paper

Plato s Apology

In this paper we are going to be analyzing Plato's The Apology. This will be accomplished by discussing the main points, the charges that were brought against Socrates, the way he defend himself and Plato's views. Once this takes place,……[more]

Words : 1354 (4 Pages) Sources : 4 Topic : History Ancient Document Type : Research Paper

I A Summary Essay Socrates The Apology My Essay Returned Prof Comments Acceptable To Identify Critical Stages Dialogue Note Steps Trial For Apology Begins Prosecution Made Case Socrates Opportunity Speak

... "The Apology" "The Apology" is Plato's first-person account of Socrates' main speech to his trial jury, counter-assessment of what his ... accuse him. After conviction and the prosecutor's recommendation of sentence, Socrates gives his counter-assessment, saying the alternate sentence……[more]

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Plato And The Apology

... society. This paper seeks to explore the mission of philosophy, and compare Socrates concept of philosophy to the universally acclaimed mission of philosophy. The paper provides evidence to show how Socrates philosophical mission is distinct from other philosophers of……[more]

Words : 1786 (6 Pages) Sources : 3 Topic : Philosophy Greek Document Type : Essay

Essay 1 Suggested Length 1000 1500 Words Minimum 500 Is Socrates Correct Unexamined Life Worth Living Be Essay Covers 1 Some Explanation Context Apology Claim Unexamined Life Worth Living Arises

... this author will examine several aspects of Socrates' speech in Plato's Apology. It is this author's opinion that Socrates' position that the unexamined life is ... validity. We will see that this is the case as we examine Socrates'……[more]

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PLATO After A Careful Reading Of The Apologies Of Plato And Xenophon List And Comment On Their Similarities And Differences

This paper examines both the life of Plato and his dialogues and how they portray Socrates the man and his philosophy. It looks at Plato's birth, tutelage, political/military career, and his foray into teaching after starting the Academy. It also……[more]

Words : 947 (3 Pages) Sources : 4 Topic : Philosophy Philosophers Document Type : Research Paper

In Apology Crito Plato Presents Socrates A Staunch Defender Law Sense Respect Legal Order s Polity A Basic Obligation Citizenship What Important Reasons Socrates Position Defense Athenian Law If Accept Lewis Critique Emotional Subjectivism Gaius Titius Position Abolition Man Sound Interpret Socrates Actions Result Subjective Feelings

One of the great philosophical mysteries is Socrates' refusal to save himself and his desire to accept the death sentence of the Athenian jury that condemned him. This paper examines why Socrates made such a decision in light of the……[more]

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