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What does Socrates mean when he says, "The unexamined life is not worth living"?
What did Socrates mean by the phrase "Know Thyself"?
How did Socrates explain the question "Who am I"?
According to Socrates, what is the definition of man?
What is the difference between Socrates and the Sophists? Not that one is good and one is bad, but what are their different beliefs?
what is the meaning of this Socrates quote? "A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true." - Socrates Lets discuss the meaning of this quote and the deeper philosophies behind it.
what is the meaning of this first Socrates quote? From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
What was Socrates' view of self-control?
Why was Socrates given the poison hemlock?
Socrates asked his jurors, "Are you not ashamed that while you take care to acquire as much wealth as possible, with honor and glory as well, yet you take no care or thought for understanding truth, or for the best possible state of your soul?" Do you agree with the jurors' attitude toward life? Why or why not?
Explain the idea that the unexamined life is not worth living and give your ideas about what makes life meaningful.
At 39a–42a in Plato's Apology, which fallacy does Socrates use in his premises to argue that death is not to be feared?
In the Apology, why did Socrates want the death penalty?
Why was Socrates considered the wisest man?
What is Socrates’s argument why the superior should not take by force what belongs to the inferior?
The Apology or Apologia is also known as Socrates, Condemned to Death, Addresses His Judges. These first titles could lead to some confusion about the nature of the work. Explain why this confusion might occur, and describe the aspects of the text that make its true nature clear.
In The Apology, Socrates states that philosophy calls on us to care for the soul. What does he mean by that? Why is care of the soul "philosophical"?
What is Socrates's attitude toward metaphysics?
“Socrates was a fool, in fact an arrogant fool, not to have taken the opportunity to escape." Why would someone say this? what are some rebuttals?
Should Socrates have been executed? Socrates was found guilty with the charges of blasphemy and corrupting the youth. Was execution the right punishment?
Who was Socrates? Where did he live?
How did Socrates defend himself against the accusation of impiety?
What are the persuasive techniques Socrates uses in Plato's Apology 39a-42a?
Is Socrates being irrational in the way that he acts before the jury?
What is the Socratic method?
Who was Socrates?
What are Socrates' attitudes toward beauty (Symposium), politics (Apology) and death (Phaedo).
Why does Socrates argue that it's not good to follow the opinion of the many? What should we follow?
What do you think about Socrates? Do you like/dislike him Explain?
Can you compare the portrayals of Socrates in Plato's Apology and Aristophanes' Clouds?
How does Socrates use ethos, pathos, and logos in his arguments?
Who were Socrates's most dangerous accusers?
In what three ways do you think Socrates might be considered a Christian thinker?
Explain which philosophical tenet is a better one: "I don't really think; I just walk." - Paris Hilton "The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates
According to Socrates, how is thinking a kind of preparation for death?
Do you think Socrates gave a solid opinion about justice? If not, why?
What were Socrates's positions? Why did he defend them?
Is Socrates correct in holding such a rigid position ("Never return a wrong with a wrong") when it come to following the law? Are there time when breaking the law is morally permissible? I'm stuck in between agreeing with Socrates and also opposed to his idea of "never return a wrong with a wrong" because I think it really is dependent on the situation, if it is a circumstance of life or death, and if there is no other option—in which case I think breaking the law is morally permissible.
Why was Socrates unsatisfied with the conclusion that justice was a virtue?
Please help me write a short story about the death of Socrates for an assignment.
For your introduction, I'd like you to do the following items: in the Crito, place yourself in Socrates's shoes (or sandals). Let's pretend the city of Santa Ana falsely accuses you of child molestation and then offers you a deal. Go on YouTube, and admit publicly that you are a child molester, and you'll be set free; on the other hand, you can maintain your innocence and be executed.
What are the opinions the Socratic character presents about death in Plato's Apology?
Socrate St. Thomas seeks to prove God’s existence in five ways. Why is it important to prove God’s existence? What are the proofs which St. Thomas gives? What are the underlying assumptions that St. Thomas makes?
If Socrates had not been sentenced to death, he would not be as famed as he is now. Agree or Disagree.
What makes Socrates's idea of the soul so innovative?
How does Socrates explain the afterlife? Is he afraid of death?
Why does Socrates resist the idea that suicide is acceptable?
Please comment on the importance of definitions from Plato's dialogue, Euthyphro as it applies to real life.
Is Socrates a rebel, or is he honoring the ideals of the state?
Since Socrates stated that teachers must reach learners where they are, how can educators reach their students?