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This paper shows that throughout Plato's "Apology", Socrates is portrayed as a man willing to tempt the fate that has been placed before him; namely, death. The paper shows that he has little regard for the conventional approaches to legal defense - as they were in ancient Athens - nor does he offer any repentance for the actions that landed him before the court.
From the Paper:"In Plato's earlier dialogues Socrates demonstrated himself to be a thorn in the side of Athenian politicians and other learned men who considered themselves to be masters of virtue and truth. Socrates, himself, repeatedly expresses almost absolute ignorance--in the early dialogues--as to the ultimate nature of truth, virtue, and the soul. Yet Socrates is consistently in possession of the tool necessary to revealing the legitimacy of any position taken regarding such issues: logical reasoning. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Plato. Apology. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 1999.
Cite this Term Paper:
"Apology" (2007, February 19) Retrieved April 08, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/apology-92363/
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