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The History of Medicine Before and After Hippocrates
Ancient Medicine in Ancient Greek, Ancient Rome, and Ancient Egypt Medicine before Hippocrates Imhotep, who later on became Egypt’s God of Healing, was born in the 27th century BC. Under the reign of King Djoser, the third King of Egypt, Imhotep took on the roles of advisor, astrologer, architecture, and chief...
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An Examination of Socrates' Defense and Its Purpose
Socrates Defense “Now, if my years are prolonged, I’m sure that I shall have to pay the penalties of old age: impaired vision and hearing, and increased slowness at learning and forgetfulness of what I have learned. And if I am aware that I am deteriorating and find fault with myself, how could I live pleasantly then?”...
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A Study on the Charges Against Socrates and a Personal Perspective on Whether the Great Philosopher Was Guilty or Not
Was Socrates Guilty? Socrates was a renowned and illustrious philosopher who was
regarded to as one of the resplendent thinker or savant in ancient Greece.
Given that Greece was regarded as the birthplace of the first and perhaps
the most exceptional democracy of the prehistoric times, Socrates' wisdom
being disc...
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Socrates' View of Arts in Plato's Republic
Plato’s Republic contains many of the former’s fascinating and controversial opinions, spoken through Socrates, but one of the most interesting ones is his view on the arts. Throughout Book Ten of his renowned work, Socrates explains his opinion on the value of the arts––primarily poetry––in the perfectly just city. The jus...
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Socrates Vision on What It Means to Be a Philosopher
To Be A Philosopher In the mind of Socrates, the soul is senseless, pure, and perfect. Meanwhile, the body is the complete opposite:imperfect and sensible. Sensible in the way that we visualize our surroundings in the way we want to see them only because we cannot see reality, although real life is where the forms exist,...
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The Gospel of Matthew and Plato's Apology: Jesus and Socrates as the Pioneers of Moral Conduct
The Pioneers of Moral Conduct Whenever a radical form of thinking is introduced, it always faces some form of adversity. In The Gospel of Matthew and Plato’s The Apology, both Jesus and Socrates undergo scrutiny for their profound forms of teaching. Both men were determined to share their ideals, but this persistence was...
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The Trial of Socrates in The Apology, a Novel by Plato
Plato wrote The Apology in 400 B.C. chronicling Socrates’ trial in Athens. Socrates is speaking to the court on the good will of his actions. Socrates introduces himself to the court as a man of good character and addresses the claims against him. Socrates explains to the court that the persuasive words of his accusers “alm...
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The Life and Death of the Great Philosopher, Socrates
Socrates: In Defense Of Philosophy Socrates has a unique position in the history of philosophy. Recognized as the first true philosopher, Socrates took every angle of an argument and never put belief into one idea. As he has famously quoted, “one thing I know is that I know nothing”. Although he left no writings of him...
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The Idea of Heroism in The Death of Socrates, an Oil Painting on Canvas by Jacques-Louis David
The Death of Socrates The Death of Socrates is a 1787 oil on canvas painting by Jacques-Louis David. At approximately 50 in x 77.2 in, the glorious painting hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City. It is a historical painting and like many of his works of art, it focuses on a classical subject, whi...
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The Significant Contributions of Plato and Socrates During the Greek Times
The Greek times obviously took place in Greece. The city was known for being the birthplace of democracy. Greece was known as the classical period and as well as the golden age period. This time period was known to have taken place in 15th century B.C.E. Science and knowing how the world came about was very important to the...
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A Conversation Going in Circles Between Socrates and Euthypro in Euthypro, a Book by Plato
Euthyphro Starting at 10a, Socrates begins talking to Euthyphro about piety. Socrates asks “Is the pious loved by the gods because it's pious, or it is pious because it is loved?” Euthyphro does not quite understand what Socrates means by this, so Socrates uses various examples like carrying and carried, leading and led, a...
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An Analysis of the Ignorance Model by Socrates
Socrates ignorance model asserts that we say things, yet do another because we are ignorant about what we truly believe. This model holds no room for excuses about action, and holds people completely responsible for their vices. Morally, this is the best approach to understand the gap between saying and doing because it sho...
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A Comparison of the Different Opinions on Human Being by Socrates in Plato's The Meno and Niccolo Machiavelli in The Prince
When it comes to being human, Socrates and Machiavelli have two totally opposite opinions. In Plato’s The Meno, he believes being human is something you are born into due to the work of the Goddess Persephone: you are recycled into a new life based on the previous one and everything you know has been learned in your past li...
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The Controversial Right to Refuse to Obey the Law Based on the Example of Socrates in Plato's Philosophical Work The Apology of Socrates and Crito
All over the world there are people who are breaking laws and moral codes which causes controversy. Some people do it because they are criminals and some people do it because they think they are justified to. It is time to try and fix this problem. The big question of is it ever right to refuse to obey the law? It should be...
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An Analysis of the Socrates Desire to Live a Pious Life
Socrates’ Pious Life Ancient Greeks lives center on their gods, and their daily lives consist of trying to live as piously as possible. Piety is the core moral laws during this time. To live piously is to live in harmony with the gods. It is extremely important that they must please the gods, that to act any other ways,...
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The Theme of Virtues and Ethics in the Philosophic Works of Confucius, Mencius, Socrates, and Aristotle
A concern that both Western and Eastern philosophers share, despite not knowing and having communication with one another, are in the area of virtues and ethics. Philosophers such as Confucius, Mencius, Socrates, and Aristotle, live roughly around the same time, and they were all concern with ethics. Both Confucius and Me...
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A Discussion on Three Reasons Why Socrates States We Should Not Fear Death
Socrates is accused and put on trial by the citizens of Athens for corrupting the youth of the city. He receives and essentially accepts the death penalty in the hope that his dying will prove his innocence. Socrates mentions how he did this because he had no other choice and because he does not fear death (29a). This paper...
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An Analysis of Socrates' Apology in The Republic by Plato
Apology by Plato There is a reason we question the things around us, as we are naturally curious people. Life is so much more than just being on earth, life is about finding and creating yourself, it is creating bonds between people and things. We are constantly searching for something to make us feel like life is worth...
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Socrates' Ideas About Death in Plato's Dialogue Phaedo
In Socrates’s last hours of life, he was calm. This surprised many people because most people are scared when facing death. Socrates explained his calmness with the fact that he is a philosopher and in a way, philosophy is the study of death. Socrates had several different ideas about death, the soul and what comes after li...
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The Teachings of Know Thyself as the Basis of Self-Defense by Socrates
Can you reconcile Socrates’ self-defense at his trial (by the Athenian governing body) with his teaching that called for one to “know thyself” (know oneself)? As a philosopher, Socrates (c. 470-399 BCE) devoted his life to the pursuit of truth. For Socrates, this pursuit involved just as much a scrutiny of oneself as t...
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An Analysis of Theories in The Last Days of Socrates, a Play by Plato
In The Last Days of Socrates, written by Plato, several theories emerge, especially in the chapter Phaedo. Two of Socrates’ main contradicting arguments are The Theory of Opposites and The Theory of Recollection. The Theory of Opposites is Socrates’ idea that everything on Earth has an opposite and cannot exist without it....
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An Argument on the Meaning of Courage by Socrates
At the beginning of the Laches, Socrates, Laches, Nicias, Melesias, Lysiamachus are gathered to discuss whether Melesias’ and Lysiamachus’ sons should learn to fight in armor. Socrates argues that Melesias and Lysiamachus are really concerned about “the matter in which virtue might be added to the souls of their sons to mak...
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Socrates' Influence on the People of Athens in The Apology of Socrates by Plato
Socrates was the kind of man who always spoke what was on his mind and had no trouble doing so. He was brought to trial for allegedly demeaning the people of Athens and challenging their perspectives on certain views. To ensure that there society run smoothly, people in Athens were taught to always strive and be excellent...
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An Analysis of the Recollection Theory in the Meno and the Phaedo Using the Character of Socrates
In the Meno and the Phaedo, the character of Socrates argues for the recollection theory of learning. In this paper I will first briefly explain what the recollection theory of learning is. Then, I will consider how Socrates argues for the recollection theory in the Phaedo. Next, I will consider why Socrates thinks that the...
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The Reasons Why the Execution of Socrates Was a Wise Decision
I am one of many men of Athens who voted for the execution of Socrates. I did not reach this verdict by flipping a coin. In fact, I have several reasons why I found that Socrates was indeed guilty of the crimes he was accused of by the prosecutor Meletus. These will include comments on Socrates’ arguments, his demeanor and...
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