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Socrates Lying Arguments Socrates is a man of great controversy He has been portrayed as many different personalities such as a sophist to a great philosopher to just a vocal old man The true nature of Socrates is to be questioned He spoke his thoughts on life and what his philosophy on life was A couple arguments that he spoke about really stood out about lying These arguments had brute force and were made very clear through his dialogue According to his dialogue he felt that there were two different types of lies The first type called the true lie in Socrates mind feels as this type is impossible The true lie consists of one simply not telling the truth as they know it Socrates says When a man in speech makes a bad representation of what gods and heroes are like just as a painter paints something that doesnt resemble the things whose likeness he wished to paint 377e As can clearly be seen in this sentence Socrates is pointing out a painter that knows that truth about what he is painting but is making it look different than he knows it as The painter is doing this to portray something other than the truth to other people because the truth may either hurt him or hurt others It is more of a protection type to protect himself or to protect others from coming into harm One of Socrates examples of a true lie is shown in the following dialogue that talks about god Do you suppose the god is a wizard able treacherously to reveal himself at different times in different ideas at one time actually himself changing and passing from his own form and to many shapes at another time deceiving us and making us think such things about him 380e This idea is showing that God is playing with human kind or appearing as a human form which he may
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