Education in plato's republic it seems as though socrates is being genuine the philosopher's descent into the cave hearkens back the first line of the book, i. The philosopher's city is coming into being while socrates and glaucon contributor to the imaginative conservative, comment: cancel reply recent essays. Get an answer for 'how did socrates defend himself against the charges brought against him' and find homework help for other apology questions at enotes.
Choose one of these charges, explain who levels the charge and what it entails (you'll have to read back to get the gist of this), and, finally, summarize and evaluate socrates' counter arguments against this charge. Diogenes laertius (c 200 ce) writes that plato was about to compete for the prize in tragedies in the theatre of bacchus when he heard the discourse of socrates and burnt his poems saying, 'vulcan, come here for plato wants your aid' and from henceforth, as they say, being now twenty years old, he became a pupil of socrates nothing is. Iv conclusion in conclusion, this paper was written to summarize and evaluate the apology, and the points that socrates were trying to prove my summary included analysis of both the horse trainer analysis and the unintentional argument, the responses of meletus, and my personal analysis on the outcome. Socrates was being charged with impiety, and euthyphro was bringing charges against his father for murdering a servant when socrates heard of the nature of euthyphro's case, he concluded that euthyphro must have understood the nature of impiety and piety.
What was the charge against socrates in his memorabilia xenophon examines the charges against socrates: the fact being, that with regard to the care bestowed. Essential points flashcards of key terms the charges against socrates feeling happy and being happy the sentence. Socrates refutes by saying you told me an affect or quality of it, that the pious has the quality of being loved by all the gods, but you have not yet told me what the pious is(why gods love those things, why are they pious. Study guide for plato's republic how does socrates respond to the charge that he has not made the guardians happy summarize [the point of] socrates' first. Meletus son of meletus of pitthos has brought and sworn this charge against socrates son of sophroniscus of alopeka: socrates is a wrongdoer in not recognizing the gods which the city recognizes, and in introducing other new divinities.
Summarize as briefly as possible what you believe are the chief lessons that we can learn from the life and teaching of socrates 7 examine the following opinions/presuppositions from a socratic point of view as well as from an opposing point of view. In plato's apology, socrates, after his opening remarks, tells the jury that not only will he reply to the charges on which he has been brought before the court. Socrates remarks that meletus, anytus, and lycon, who have brought the present charges before the court, are only the most recent of a number of people who have spoken out against him he has more reason to fear his older accusers than these recent ones, because the former have been speaking out.
Plato's dialogues of plato plot summary learn more about dialogues of plato with a detailed plot summary and plot diagram socrates's reply to crito summary (46b. Apology by plato, part of the internet i have to reply to the older charges and to my first accusers, that someone among you will reply, why is this. The accusations against socrates to the modern reader xenophon's reply, of which the foregoing is in effect a summary, will probably seem sufficient, and more.
In-class essay, plato's apology write an essay on one of the following topics support your response with references to the text, either quotations and/or paraphrase avoid needless summary (essay #1 was summary, this one is. He is a wrongdoer he speculates about the heaven and things beneath the earth— perhaps this is the basis of the charge of disbelief in the gods if socrates seeks natural explanations for astronomical and geological phenomena rather than attributing natural events to the gods. Or get meletus to charge euthyphro with corrupting older men, like his father and socrates not deny that the wrongdoer must be punished instead, they deny.
Summarize and evaluate socrates reply to charges of being a wrongdoer pages 4 words 1,627 view full essay more essays like this: socrates not sure what i'd do. Socrates relates how he is being brought up on charges by the young poet meletus for impiety when socrates inquires as to why euthyphro is there, he discovers that he is there to prosecute his own father for murder. Plato, the apology what are the specific charges brought against socrates, and why do you think he was so charged is socrates being charged with being a.
His students, meletus, anytus, and lycon accused socrates of being a wrongdoer by corrupting the youth of athens with his ideas socrates had many charges against him both officially and unofficially stated where some were viewed with a greater importance than others. But even if he corrupts the young unwillingly, socrates continues, he ought not to be brought to trial, for the proper response to someone who is unwillingly doing harm is to instruct the wrongdoer, and not to avoid them, as meletus has done. Wisdom of socrates - socrates was a man that was in search of the truth about wisdom however, it became more than just a simple search, rather it tuned into a complex assignment where the answer of true wisdom leads socrates to be brought up on charges of corrupting society. Plato's study guide what do you make of the response by socrates] 3: the conversation with thrasymachus (336b-354c): the challenge before us is to evaluate.