Midterm - Professional ethics - Shamarah Lorince Professional Ethics D1 Prof Flemings 7 June 2019 Midterm Short Essay Question 1 I wouldn’t consider

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Shamarah Lorince Professional Ethics D1 Prof. Flemings 7 June 2019 Midterm Short Essay Question 1 I wouldn’t consider Socrates as a professional philosopher. To explain my reasoning behind this statement, although he was fully committed to practicing the act of being a philosopher, he had the mentality to convince people of anything. He did this to uncover the truth in many situations. A philosopher is simply one who has a love for wisdom. A philosopher should be able to find the truth in reality, value, and knowledge. Furthermore, they should be able to help individuals with problem solving through logical analysis, critical thinking, and reflective appraisal. Besides his manipulating nature to get to the truth, these are all factors and beliefs that Socrates stood up for. To thoroughly investigate the relationship of the similarity and differences of Socrates and Sophists, we need to discuss a deeper understanding of who Sophists were. Sophists are known as workers of wisdom. The sophist were teachers that traveled around and charged people to teach people how to win arguments. They did not believe in god, nor believed in the idea of right or wrong. They were very skeptic, meaning that they were in doubt of the truth and thought that certain knowledge were impossible. In addition they created anarchy and undermined spirituality. Their idea of morality could be identified as toxic because their morals were able to justify any type of evil. It is evident that Socrates is different from a sophist because he simply had different
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views then they did. Socrates opposed the idea of skepticism and relativism in which the Sophists took part of. Unlike them, he believed that there were universal concepts. He looked forward to discovering the objective truth and was rather concerned with the moral life of the citizens that were around. Unlike the Sophists, he believed that knowledge was virtue. He wasn’t looking for the public’s approval, he instead looked to bring out the truth to every situation. Socrates hated the sophist and did not agree with what they represented, but in a way they can be seen as similar. Since the Sophists loved to argue, socrates can be seen similar to them in that way. Socrates had a lot of knowledge. He can outsmart anyone in an argument. Socrates had a huge advantage when it came to arguments. It can be determined that the Sophists and Socrates
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