Platos Apology

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1) Briefly describe the scene in Plato's Apology.

2) What are the charges against Socrates?(Hint: there are 2)

3) How does Socrates defend himself against the charges? In other words, how does he explain or defend himself?

4) Do you think Socrates was successful in proving his innocence? Why or why not?

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School: University of Virginia

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INTRODUCTION

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CONCLUSION

REFERENCE


PHILOSOPHY

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Plato’s Apology
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PHILOSOPHY

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PLATO’S APOLOGY

Plato’s apology starts when Socrates is addressing a committee of judges inquiring from them if
the jury they have already been convinced by the Orators Lycon, Anytus and Meletus who
claimed that Socrates corrupted the young people of the town and accused him of blasphemy
against the pantheon of Athens. In the first sentence of his speech, Socrates sets up the theme of
dialogue. In that statement, he admits being ignorant and further states that whatever wisdom he
has is obtained from believing that he knows nothing. During the trial, parodies are imitated by
Socrates and rectify his accusers, the Orators, and plead for the jury not to judge him by his
oratorical elegance but for the panel to judge him by the truth (Hackforth, 2014). Socrates
further claims that he will not use sophisticated language, but he will instead use the usual idiom
of the language of the Greek. Socrates does deny the charges of corruption and hypocrisy. He
does not yield ...

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