Socrates: Guilty or Innocent of Charges?

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Socrates: Was He Guilty or Innocent of the Crimes
He Was Charged With?

Most of the information that we learn about Socrates comes from the work and writings of one of his students, Plato. It has been alleged that the great Philosopher wrote nothing down for others to read, and as such, the knowledge and the teachings from Socrates that is relied upon to convey his philosophy and the epic story of his life comes not from himself, but his students who attempt to provide and accurate picture of the methods and philosophical beliefs held by their mentor and teacher. The Apology is one of the many written dialogues written by Plato that discuss how Socrates was arrested and charged with corrupting the youth of Athens; teaching
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There are none of us today, that will ever be presented with such a dilemma to decide upon. However, as a student of Philosophy and a true believer in standing beside your beliefs regardless of the consequence, I do wonder what decision I would have made. What we choose, ultimately tells the true devotion to our own philosophical belief system and how we live our lives.

Socrates: Was He Guilty or Innocent of the Crimes
He Was Charged With?

Most of the information that we learn about Socrates comes from the work and writings of one of his students, Plato. It has been alleged that the great Philosopher wrote nothing down for others to read, and as such, the knowledge and the teachings from Socrates that is relied upon to convey his philosophy and the epic story of his life comes not from himself, but his students who attempt to provide and accurate picture of the methods and philosophical beliefs held by their mentor and teacher. The Apology is one of the many written dialogues written by Plato that discuss how Socrates was arrested and charged with corrupting the youth of Athens; teaching them and talking tot hem about his beliefs (including and probably most damaging that he did not belief in God, per se, and considered himself an Atheist). As one of the greatest philosophers to shape the study of Philosophy today, Socrates questioned everything and believed nothing until he could prove that there was no other logical

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