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Critical Response Paper: Apology 17a-27e (#2) In today’s society, we have a great amount of freedom in expression of our ideas, especially in the United States–whether it be agreeing or disagreeing with a popular belief. Observers can come out with a new theories and they do not have to worry about getting in trouble from the school, the town hall, or the government. However, people did not have the luxury of this freedom in the past–in the days when change and radical ideas could be charged as heresy. Socrates lived through this era. The city of Athens viewed him as a threat to society, because of his different philosophies and beliefs. Being an outcast is tough in today’s society, but being one during Socrates’ times where one’s life can be taken away? That takes a lot of courage. Where does one achieve that courage? That perseverance? The wisdom–to know from right and wrong and believing in one’s ideas, and not let outside influence one’s decisions? Socrates, the famous Greek philosopher, is put on trial by Athens for not recognizing the
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