Defending the Great Philosopher Argumentative Essay by numero uno

Defending the Great Philosopher
A presentation of a new defense for Socrates at his trial.
# 6203 | 1,110 words | 0 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 09, 2003 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , English (Argument)

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This paper presents a scenario in which Socrates is given the opportunity to be re-defended at his trial. The slate is wiped clean and the jurors are not unbiased about his past trial or life. The writer of this paper takes the position of the defense attorney and defends Socrates.

From the Paper:

"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury; we are here today to determine the guilt or innocence of Socrates. Socrates is by any standard a unique individual. He speaks of ideas that we have never heard of. He travels the city expounding on theories that are scary to think about much less listen too and he seems to attract the youth to his teachings as easily as a moth is drawn to a flame. We are not here to determine whether or not Socrates is an outcast if you will, or a man who does not fit in with society. We know that he doesn't fit in. We are only here to determine whether or not he committed the crimes that he has been charged with in this trial. The charges involve going against the city's religions as well as corrupting the minds of the young."

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