Whereupon his interlocutor remembers he has pressing business elsewhere socrates believes athenians should be ashamed they care so much for money, reputation, and glory and so little for virtue and justice for this reason when socrates meets someone who says he does care for the most important things, socrates. The third, concerning socrates' responsibility to his children is the strongest crito's first argument is that if socrates does not escape, then socrates will then in turn be hurting crito in two ways one crito will lose a good friend when socrates dies and crito's reputation will in turn be hurt too people won't. Having a reputation for justice, and avoid the negative consequences associated with having a reputation in section i of this essay, i explicate plato's defense of justice and in section ii, i raise a standard for the remainder of the essay, i will refer to the ideas expressed in the republic as those of socrates, since he is the. Also true to socrates's reputation for ugliness, but less available, are the drawings of the contemporary swiss artist, hans erni in the late fifth century bce, it was more or less taken for granted that any self-respecting athenian male would prefer fame, wealth, honors, and political power to a life of labor. Asserting that these accusations are based entirely on falsehoods, socrates points out that they have given him a bad reputation over the years as an example, he mentions the fact that aristophanes in his comedy play called the clouds has referred to a man called socrates who goes about claiming that he can walk on. The defense speech centers on socrates' distinction between new and old accusers this structuring technique can be read as a variation on the standard athenian legal tactic of dealing with both the facts of the matter (the new) and with the defendant's reputation among the citizens (the old) the standard approach was.
18a the first problem is the reputation socrates has lying accusations have been made against him for years, and he has previously never responded indeed socrates' technique, as we see in the euthyphro, is simply to ask questions he has never really explained himself now he will do so. Was socrates a democrat many people will look at the reputation of socrates and dismiss him for being a democrat his death does not in any show in any way a person that is free from his mind he took his life by taking a full cup of poison after he was sentenced to death for leading his disciples against the athenian. Socrates has developed his reputation of being the wisest from an insight by the oracle at delphi: his friend asking if there were any man wisest than socrates and the oracle denied socrates claims that even this highest of level of wisdom is limited relative to human capacities and not a super-human level. Socrates (469—399 bce) socrates is one of the few individuals whom one could say has so-shaped the cultural and intellectual development of the world that, without him, history would be profoundly different he is best known for his association with the socratic method of question and answer, his claim that he was.
This paper investigates socrates' intention in his defense speech against the first accusers in plato's suggest that socrates' argument against the first accusations is a reasonable appeal for an acquittal, because the indictments reveals his strategy to protect his reputation concerning human virtue, especially wisdom. Category: philosophy title: an apology from socrates he attempts to explain why he has attracted such a reputation socrates' trial defense in terms of his values essay - socrates' trial defense in terms of his values in his apology, plato recounted the trial that led to the execution of his friend and mentor, socrates.
In the republic however, we encounter socrates developing a position on justice and its relation to eudaimonia (happiness) he provides a socrates is asked to defend justice for itself, not for the reputation it allows for (367b) he proposes to this translation includes notes and an interpretative essay ferrari, grf. The socratic method research portal is the product of over 30 years of research and experimentation with the socratic method.
The third, concerning socrates' responsibility to his children is the strongest crito's first argument is that if socrates does not escape, then he will hurt crito in two ways on the one hand crito will lose a good friend when socrates dies, and on the other, crito's reputation will be hurt people won't know that socrates chose to. That his false reputation as a sophistical philosopher comes from his enemies, all of whom are malicious and envious of him, yet must remain nameless — except for the playwright aristophanes, who lampooned him (socrates) as a charlatan- philosopher in the comedy play the clouds (423 bc) about corrupting the rich.