The Last Days of Socrates

The Last Days of Socrates The Trial And Condemnation Of Socrates BC On Charges Of Heresy And Corrupting Young Minds Is A Defining Moment In The History Of Classical Athens In Tracing These Events Through Four Dialogues, Plato Also Developed His Own Philosophy, Based On Socrates Manifesto For A Life Guided By Self Responsibility Euthyphro Finds Socrates Outside The Court House, Debating The Nature Of Piety, While The Apology Is His Robust Rebuttal Of The Charges Of Impiety And A Defense Of The Philosopher S Life In Crito, While Awaiting Execution In Prison, Socrates Counters The Arguments Of Friends Urging Him To Escape Finally, In Phaedo, He Is Shown Calmly Confident In The Face Of Death, Skilfully Arguing The Case For The Immortality Of The Soul The Vindication Of Socrates And The Pathos Of His Death Are Admirably Conveyed In Hugh Tredennick S Modern Translation


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  • Paperback
  • 199 pages
  • The Last Days of Socrates
  • Plato
  • English
  • 10 June 2019
  • 9780140440379

10 thoughts on “The Last Days of Socrates

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    When he was tried, convicted and ordered to death in 399 B.C.E., Socrates was already seventy years old he had lived through the imperialistic spread of Athenian democracy and culture under Pericles, twenty five years of first cold and then heated war with Sparta, the defeat of Athens in 404 B.C.E., the short lived oligarchy imposed on that city by the Spartans, and finally the reestablishment of democracy in his homeland During all of that time, the former bricklayer was known for practicing philosophy in the public spaces of Athens using his inimitable style of questioning those in authority who feigned virtue and wisdom while in reality lacking it This technique gradually garnered him many powerful enemies who did their best to poison public opinion against him Socrates was often confused with the Sophists, traveling teachers who sought to satisfy the public need for higher education generated by a democracy in which any male citizen could be called upon to serve in courts or assemblies But Socrates was ostensibly not interested in teaching per se his aim was to uncover the lack of virtue, honesty and wisdom in those around him and to encourage them to learn, as virtue is knowledge, and once one knows what is right, truly knows it, one is no longer capable of doing wrong He often obliquely criticized democratic systems, and indeed, the power consolidation democracy afford the majority was exactly what did him in.While Plato has only reported Socrates words and a few said by Meletus, one of his accusers , we do get a filtered idea of the sort of argument the prosecution was making democracy had only recently been restored in Athens, and certain elements of the population, probably motivated, as Socrates claims, by years of resentment toward the philosopher, wanted to brand his sort of teaching for despite his claims to the contrary, he was indeed teaching by example, at the very least as destructive to the democratic institutions that Socrates himself often seemed to oppose as evidenced in his Dialogues, which Plato also transcribed But the prosecution is largely silent, and we can clearly analyze what Socrates does Throughout his defense he employs a disingenuousness that likely irked his opponents he begins by assuming a humble excuse my illiteracy sort of stance, and gradually abdicates all responsibility for the message he is putting across i.e., authority figures are hypocritical boobs , by appealing to a deus ex machina device the oracle s decree and god s voice in his ear However, there is considerable nobility and courage in his refusal to kowtow to the Assembly s expectations that he ll beg for mercy, and his dissection of the trumped up charges is perfectly executed The shift in tone after he s been found guilty is interesting no longer is the prosecution the brunt of his surgical, nearly sarcastic grandstanding those voting against him catch it full on as he with great guts demands to be rewarded for corrupting the youth of Athens the way winners in the Olympics were His withering prophecies to all of Athens after he s been sentenced to death indicate a third tone shift, short lived as it is He finally becomes introspective with his friends as the document closes, and his inspiring advice and requests serve as telling indicators of his real personality as opposed to his philosopher persona someone who loved his family and neighbors so much that he was willing to risk his life to make them good people.

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    Somebody should tell Jon Snow to read this book Poor guy, Ygritte wouldn t stop giving him hell You know nothing, Jon Snow says she, all the time If only Jon would read Socrates, he would have the greatest of retorts, the greatest of Socrates teachings as his come back The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing. Take that Ygritte PS Here is some mindbogglingly brilliant analysis of the famous painting on Socrates s death by Jacques Louis Davidhttp video culture the deat

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    Le proce s de Socrate Eutyphron, Apologie de Socrate, Criton, Plato 2012 1822 1391 121 9789642131822 1392

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    The world needs a superhero.The name of that superhero is Socrates.What do you mean you ve never read this book what the hell are you waiting for

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    Bir kere daha anlad m ki yalan, iftira insano lunun mayas nda var Milattan nceki y llarda dahi bilge insanlar otoriteler taraf ndan tehdit olarak g r l yordu Sokrates in hazin yk s n , kitab okumadan nce de biliyordum ama savunmas n okuyunca ok etkilendim ve z ld m Bu arada kitab n olduk a uzun bir giri i var yakla k 40 sayfa , savunmay okumadan nce Sokratesin felsefesi hakk nda k saca bilgi sahibi olmam z sa l yor Sokrates in ok do ru buldu um ve ya am felsefesini zetleyen bir s z yle yaz m tamamlamak istiyorum Anlad m ki kendilerini bilgili olarak satanlar ger ekte en bilgisiz olanlard r.

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    Plato s dialogues , 1 Euthyphro 2 3 crito 4 Phaedo , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 35 50 .

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    I was a bit wary going in but I was pleasantly surprised that this book wasn t as difficult to understand as I d expected it to be.The edition I read covered three dialogues about Socrates Apologia, Crito and Phaedo , who was tried for supposedly corrupting the youth of Athens as well as for encouraging worship of gods not recognized by the State I ve always heard that Socrates was a powerful orator and the way he defended himself in front of the court proves that Even when he was sentenced to death, Socrates was curiously upbeat and as philosophical as ever, discussing the state of the soul and so on What I got from the book was that Socrates was curious and valued virtue, humility and honesty I can see how he pushed a few buttons, telling people how stupid and ignorant they actually were I still can t wrap my head around how long ago this was written My favourite section of the book was definitely Apologia Amazing courtroom drama Had it not been for the drawn out investigation of the soul in Phaedo, I would have given this 5 stars.

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    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Epaminondas The Trial and Death of Socrates by Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo trans G.M.A Grube Original Review, 2000 12 02 I m not trying to do much than suggest Plato isn t starting from a blank sheet but from huge trauma the death of a way of life that produced his great teacher, Socrates, but at the same time, killed him The jurors who vote to put Socrates to death, after listening to the speeches, are the citizens who voted to exterminate the Melians, and many other atrocities.

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    Bilmedi imiz bir eyi biliyormu uz gibi g stermek asl nda utan lmas gereken bir cehalet de il midir Sadece d md z ve apa k konu tu um i in bile nefretlerini kazanaca m Onlar n bu nefreti dahi benim hakl oldu umu g steren bir sebep de il midir Ben lece im, sizlerse ya amaya devam edeceksiniz Hangisinin daha iyi oldu unu yaln zca Tanr bilir.

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