Plato

Plato - Ramy Shweiky Professor Chamberlain MMW 2, Section...

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Ramy Shweiky Professor Chamberlain MMW 2, Section C06 6 February. 2007 Plato: Apology, Crito The Apology, by Plato is set during the trial of Socrates, the infamous philosopher. Socrates is being tried in an Athenian court essentially because of two sets of crimes, as he explains. His first alleged crime is that of being too curious of the earth and the skies, and being such a clever rhetor that he could make the weaker argument seem like the stronger. The second set of charges is that he is somewhat of an atheist in the views of the Athenians, as he questions the Gods that many believe in, and persists to corrupt children by teaching them of his new, fictional deities. Socrates proceeds to respond to this different set of charges separately, as he feels that they stem from very different places and should be approached differently. Socrates approaches his first set of accusations simply as being the product of rumors spread by some unnamed individuals, as well as the playwright Aristophanes. Socrates goes in to detail how God has declared
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course MMW 2 taught by Professor Chang during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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