The Charging of Socrates

The Charging of Socrates - Hayley Fojtik Phil 1305 MW 3:30...

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Hayley Fojtik January 30, 2008 Phil 1305 MW 3:30 Crispino The Charging of Socrates Socrates has been brought to trial for three charges which include: corrupting the youth, impiety towards the god’s, and making the weaker argument seem stronger. He is certainly not guilty of any of these charges. In regards to the charge of corrupting the youth, there are many reasons why Socrates is not guilty. In order to prove his innocence he asks for all the corrupted youth to come forward and the parents of the corrupted youth to speak up, yet there is only silence. In addition, he never had any intention of corrupting the youth. He had never personally taught the youth his questioning ways, nor did he encourage the youth to follow his ways. The charge of impiety towards the gods is very absurd and has weak evidence. In the affidavit, there are two statements that are very contradictive. The first states “Socrates is guilty of… not believing in the gods in whom the city
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PHIL 1305 taught by Professor Gordon during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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