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In Platos writings of Socrates episodes of dialogue a dispute between politics and philosophy arises namely an argument between Socrates and the political constituents of Athens Greece Of these two competitors of discussion the views are on the perspective of justice on the basis of ethics and justice on the basis of equality The nature of this controversy tends to be somewhat passive aggressive in a sense that Socrates arguments are presented in a remarkably calm manner while the retaliating voices of response are aggressive due to the fact that the opposing remarks to Socrates reasoning are illegitimate blows below the belt With the human nature of mankind it is highly doubtful that these two outlooks on the subject of justice are compatible with each other The conflict between politics and philosophy are seemingly irresolvable on account that the reasoning of proper ethics of punishment and the written rules of the Athens religion enhanced code of laws are basically a cancellation by themselves In The Apology Socrates is on trial for the crime of teaching the young men of Athens un-Athenian ways of life and for supposedly not having faith in the Athenian gods In reality Socrates was said to have only been philosophizing the Athenian society Obviously this questioning of his local culture and religion was to be an utter travesty to the politicians of the community Socrates young colleagues were said to have been the victims in this case by having been corrupted by their alleged teacher When Socrates is said to have quoted the Athenian government as an evil that he has had to avoid in his life not only was he sought upon on the mockery of the court but of the Athenian gods as well The relation of his philosophizing to politics seemed to just ridicule political life In Socrates philosophizing with his followers the discussion is a matter of questioning which asks why and
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