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The Contribution of the Greeks to the Development of Western Civilization

The Greeks have contributed to Western civilization with advancements in government and philosophy. One of the most commonly used governments in the world was from Athens. The Athenians ruled themselves with a type of government called a democracy. Right now the United States is governed by a democracy but there are a few differences. In…

Philosophy,

Plato,

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What Can Be Discovered In the Trials and Death Of Socrates

In ” The Trails and Death of Socrates” we discover Socrates unique approach to philosophy. His method involves questioning people’s theories and making them think in order to discover the right answers. Socrates’ goals were to achieve more knowledge and at the same time influence other people. I plan to identify and evaluate Socrates practice…

Death,

Socrates

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The Pursuit Of Excellence

Socrates did not write “Apology”. Socrates did not actually write anything, It was his friend Plato that wrote and documented Socrates’s speeches and dialogs. The “Apology” supposes to be an accurate account by Plato of Socrates’s trial before the Athenian jury in 399BCE. The trial began with the prosecutors presenting their case against Socrates before…

Literature,

Philosophy,

Philosophy of Education,

Socrates

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Words: 2008

Plato: Piety and Holiness in “Euthyphro”

In the Euthyphro dialogue, Socrates and Euthyphro converse about what piety or holiness is. This question comes up when Euthyphro revealed to Socrates that he is in court to prosecute his father for murder. This situation where a son accuses his own father of murder shocked the Athenians including Socrates, however, Euthyphro still believes that…

Dialogue,

Philosophy,

Philosophy of Education,

Socrates

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Was Socrates Wise

Webster defines wise as: (1) having or showing good judgment; (2) informed; (3) learned; (4) shrewd or cunning. In my opinion, Socrates was wise in all aspects of the word. If I were placed in his position and were to make the same decisions, I would not consider myself wise. I would consider myself to…

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Was Socrates Wise About God?

Mary Garofalo Fr. Mohr October 18, 2000 Socratess Wisdom of God In this paper I will attempt to define, for the reader, the true meaning of wisdom and all of its parts. I will try to explain knowledge and the knower versus the known. I will also, attempt to explain exactly how a person comes…

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Socrates and Maintaining a Harmony – What is Right and Expression of Opinions

Socrates has thoroughly justified his own decision to obey the opinions of the majority and serve out the sentence that his own city has deemed appropriate for his crimes. At the beginning of this piece, Socrates has presented a period of questions and answers through dialogue with Crito. Throughout the dialogue Socrates is explaining his…

Socrates

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Socrates Theme Paper

A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy, Sophocles’s insightful plays have held their value throughout countless time periods and societies. Through the use of common literary techniques, Sophocles was able to express themes and ideas that reflect all of humankind. On particular idea was that Sophocles believed that hubris is destructive and will…

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Why Socrates Should Be Found Guilty

Why Socrates Should Be Found Guilty? Why Socrates should be found guilty? In 470 B. C or 469 B. C a Greek Philosopher named Socrates was born in Athens. He was the son of Sophroniscus who was a sculptor. Researchers has said that Socrates was brought up as a sculptor. Socrates later abandoned it. When…

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Socrates Narrative Essay

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…

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