Apology&Crito

Apology&Crito - Apology Introduction 1. Socrates is...

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Apology Introduction 1. Socrates is defending himself against his accusers at court 2. Socrates is not a sophist because he is concerned with truth, not persuasion 3. Socrates feels he must defend himself first against old accusers, then against present charges Socrates Defense 1. “Making the weaker argument stronger & teaching others to do the same” calling him a sophist 2. Oracle at Delphi Socrates is the smartest man in the world a. Soc uses the elenchus to determine what men know b. Discovers that he is smartest because he knows he is ignorant 3. Socrates believes he has become hated b/c of the elenchus a. Young men follow him for the entertainment (“corrupt the youth”) b. People can’t say what he teaches, so they make things up Specific Charges 1. Corrupt the youth a. Socrates uses the elenchus to demonstrate first that Meletus does not care at all about the youth (through demonstration that Meletus has not thought out his case against Socrates) b. and second that even if Socrates does corrupt the youth he does so
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