scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 809
Socrates Manipulating his Accusers Faithfulness is a vague word that can be defined in several contexts The word itself faithfulness most obviously means full of faith but the word is more obtusely inclusive in its definition In the sense of marriage it is most commonly defined as not committing adultery Faithfulness can also be expanded to include devotion to ones family as well as humanity itself There is even a physical sense to faithfulness a change in behavior can denote ones commitment to another person or idea as in attending church every Sunday to show faithfulness to a divine being The infamous philosopher Socrates struggled with his ideas of faithfulness throughout his trial in Athens In his apology he denounces the power of wisdom and the accusations that he does not have faith in the divine but he may have been forcing the public to question their well-founded beliefs which in turn caused them to sentence him to death The infamous trial of Socrates was brought about by two groups of accusers The first accusers stated Socrates is an evildoer and a curious person who searches into things under the earth and in heaven and he makes the worse appear the better cause and he teaches the aforesaid doctrines to others 20 The second accusers stated he was a doer of evil who corrupts the youth and who does not believe in the gods of the state but has other new divinities of his own 25 The ultimate outcome of this trial was a guilty verdict by the jury and death for Socrates Out of his famed apology however his views and beliefs on wisdom and the divine emerged Known throughout history for his wisdom Socrates faithfulness to wisdom is questionable And I am called wise for my hearers always imagine that I myself possess the wisdom which I find wanting in others but the truth is O men of Athens
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA