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Michael Miller Intro to Philosophy In Plato’s Apology of Socrates ,” Socrates gives his final speech to the court. In his speech he addresses many things from what makes a man truly good to why it is irrational to be afraid of death. In his speech he states , “ to be afraid of death, gentleman, is nothing else than to seem wise when one is not , because it is to seem to know what one does not know .” Before talking about Socrates views on death, one must first understand his views on life . Socrates wants everyone to know that the only thing a man can truly know, is that he knows nothing . A man can be a master of his craft and still not be able to define what it is they actually do . People make claims to be experts in certain fields and get so caught up in the “wisdom of their craft that they begin to think that they are wise about other things . Things like what it takes to be a good man, and how a person should live his life. Socrates spent most of his life seeking out these intellectuals and challenging their beliefs . Many viewed money and social status as ways a person can become truly good. These beliefs, among others, were the ones Socrates sought to remove from society. He wanted people to value intelligence, and truth, and the soul above all material things in society.
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