Philosphy 2.2.docx - Karina Costanzo Philosophy 101 Philosophy Section 2.2 1 In your own words describe Socrates mission Socrates main mission was to

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Karina Costanzo Philosophy 101 9/16/2018 Philosophy Section 2.2 1. In your own words describe Socrates' mission . Socrates main mission was to promote a better life to the Athenians. His goal was to bring political awareness, so democracy would better itself. 2. How does Socrates show that he is not an atheist? One of Socrates life goal was to prove the Oracle of Delphi wrong. When the Oracle said, he was the “wisest of all men.” During Socrates speech to the council, he said that he had a God that told him when he was about to do something stupid. Back then, they had no idea of a conscious. Socrates wasn’t charged as a full atheist, but charged in not believing in Athenian Gods. When Socrates was trying to understand the Oracle by seeing other politicians and poets, they accused him of being impure. He didn’t believe and preach the same things that they did. They kept accusing him of corrupting the youth with his impure teachings. When Socrates had the option to teach Philosophy their way, he denied. He didn’t want to live a fake life. In the book, The History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell states , "The Apology gives a clear picture of a man of a

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