PS1 paper 1 Outline

PS1 paper 1 Outline - Order of paragraphs P1 Intro...

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Order of paragraphs P1 Intro -background on Socrates -bg on trial -Socrates’ claims -reiterate thesis P2 Old accusers and their arguments -not believe in the gods P3 (Old Cont) -teaches weak>strong -is a sophist P4 New accusers and their arguments -Atheism P5 (New Cont) -Corruption of the youth -corrupt teacher P6 Accurate portrayal of Socrates? / New charges useful? -No, they can be refuted -followed commands from Zeus -did not accept $ -new charges are reiterations of old charges -Meletus contradicts himself P7 Is he corrupting the Youth? (First person) -Depends ~ explain -Yes (evidence), question democracy and religion -No (evidence), merely exercising freedom of speech; the laws are unjust therefore he is not wrong to speak his mind P8 Conclusion - Socrates could’ve presented a better defense - Effect of the trial - Socrates=gadfly Who is Socrates’ first accuser in this context? -Those unnamed that opposed him and his ideas, Socrates is uncertain to who they are exactly; made up of most of older generation citizens of Athens; informal
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