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Socrates was popular for his particular lifestyle and the attitudes he held concerning life.
He was also well known for his technique of questioning and his unique ideas. Socrates faced
poverty and experienced a simple life in a way that has made many people associate this kind of
lifestyle with philosophy. Among all Athenians no one stands out for living life this way before
Socrates did. Philosophers naturally are more concerned with the soul and things that are more or
less intangible than money. Many sophists live off the fees they often collected from people for
certain services but Socrates refused to accept any form of payment, this made him to be looked
down upon, people saw him as poor.
Socrates’ philosophical lifestyle had the potential to wake up Athenians in a way that
could have also been useful to that society. Socrates in a trial made a suggestion that he be
retained at public expense just for owing to his service to the public. He did not think highly of
money making and property like most people. He saw himself as too honorable to waste his life
on fruitless pursuits when he could be giving service to the individual citizens. This is an
encouragement towards wisdom (faculty.frostburg.edu/Phil).
The Socratic method of living made clear the concepts of God and justice. His
philosophy earned him a crown of father of political and moral philosophy and in addition the
leader of western philosophy. Apparently Socrates did not agree with Athenians in a number of
ways like their morals, intellect and politically. He had been accu8sed of corrupting the youth
and at one point in time was taken for trial. During the trial, Socrates suggested that these people
should be concerned with their souls, almost as they care about their families and careers.
Socrates was mainly taken to trial after being accused of not bowing down to the gods of
Athenians and for introducing new deities. The jurors voted to convict Socrates and he was
ultimately sentenced to death by drinking a liquid made from hemlock. Most of the jurors were

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Running head: SOCRATES 1 Socrates Institution Affiliation Date 2 SOCRATES Socrates was popular for his particular lifestyle and the attitudes he held concerning life. He was also well known for his technique of questioning and his unique ideas. Socrates faced poverty and experienced a simple life in a way that has made many people associate this kind of lifestyle with philosophy. Among all Athenians no one stands out for living life this way before Socrates did. Philosophers naturally are more concerned with the soul and things that are more or less intangible than money. Many sophists live off the fees they often collected from people for certain services but Socrates refused to accept any form of payment, this made him to be looked down upon, people saw him as poor. Socrates’ philosophical lifestyle had the potential to wake up Athenians in a way that could have also been useful to that society. Socrates in a trial made a suggestion that he be retained at public expense just for owing to his service to the public. He did not think highly of money making and property like most people. He saw himself as too honorable to waste his life on fruitless pursuits when he could be giving service to the individual citizens. This is an encouragement towards wisdom (faculty.frostburg.edu/Phil). The Socratic method of living made clear the concepts of God and justice. His philosophy earned him a crown of father of political and moral philosophy and in addition the leader of weste ...
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