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PLATOS SOCRATES Socrates is interesting not only for his teachings but also for his life since it was a representation of his teachings He made a huge influence on the world philosophy Socrates did not aim for active public work He led the life of the philosopher he lived unpretentiously but had leisure All his time Socrates devoted to philosophical conversations and disputes He had many students but didnt take any money for his teachings While testing others on wisdom Socrates doesnt consider himself wise at all in his opinion wisdom applies only to the god If the person believes that he has answers to all questions such person is worthless for philosophy because there is no need for him to puzzle over searches of the truest concepts All his truths are actually a collection of the most poor flat representations of narrow-minded knowledge After the overthrow of tyranny and restoration of democracy in Athens Socrates was accused of not believing in gods entering new deities and of corrupting the youth of Athens In reply to these accusations Socrates has presented the defending speech in which he denied the accusations put forward against him This great speech contains in Platos Apology In this dialogue Plato summarizes some of Socrates most famous philosophical ideas the necessity of doing what one thinks is right even in the face of common disagreement and the need to pursue knowledge even when opposed Socrates was supposed to be executed at once but on the eve of the trial the ship with annual religious mission left Athens Before the returning of the ship all executions were forbidden by customs Thus Socrates had to spent thirty days in prison before execution In the early morning of the execution day Socrates old friend Crito came to Socrates and informed him that all guards are bribed and Socrates can run In a dialogue with Crito Socrates considers the proposal trying to
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