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Introduction The purpose of this paper is to summarize and critically evaluate Socrates reply to the charges that he is a wrongdoer who corrupts the youth In the summary I will present the charges the men of Athens have formed against Socrates regarding the youth and his questioning of Metelus Also in the summary I will review closely Socrates two replies specifically the Horse trainer Analogy HTA ant the Unintentional Argument UA It is my opinion that Socrates arguments fail to disprove the initial charges brought against him I will evaluate both the HTA and the UA to determine if they refute the charges against Socrates The Apology is Platos version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself against the charges of corrupting the young and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believesSummary Socrates is brought to trial and feels he is falsely charged with being a doer of evil who corrupts the youth The trial takes a different approach when Socrates accuses Meletus the main spokesperson for this trail of being the actual doer of evil Socrates not only accuses Meletus of being the real doer of evil but he also accuses him of being facetious and calling this trial for his own amusement Socrates didnt stop there his final accusation is that Meletus is eager to take individuals to court but his appealed purpose is incorrect After Socrates accusations he then begins to question Meletus He first asks Meletus to pinpoint for everyone who works to improve the youth seeing that Meletus himself is worried with the prosperity of the youth Meletus gives several different responds to Socrates initial question His final answer was all Athenians excluding Socrates himself help to improve the youth Socrates responds to Meletus using the Horse Trainer Analogy Socrates explained that in the example of horses only the horse trainers
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