Socrates Paper

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Mann 1 Martyrs of Logic and Reason The Last Days of Socrates by Plato told the story of Socrates’ trial, conviction, and death. In it, Socrates dealt with the subject of piety while defending himself against men who had accused him of not believing in gods, or believing in different gods, and corrupting the youth of Athens. Socrates was already not popular in Athens, as he seemed to boast that the oracle told him he was the wisest of men, but he made himself even less popular by being an extreme revolutionary. Socrates introduced ideas that were considered absurd by most and blasphemous by many. He was ordered to stop teaching his new philosophy to the youth of Athens. This type of censorship is not unusual in history. In fact, many of the scientific facts and social ideals we live by today are based on the discoveries of scientists and philosophers who were told to recant and were punished for their beliefs that were considered radical at the time. In addition to Socrates, these men include Copernicus, Galileo, and John Locke. All formed new theories based on observations and insight. Copernicus was a 16
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