apology paraphrasing

apology paraphrasing - Living without considering the...

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I attest that this is my own work, except for the material that I have clearly indicated is from another source. Signed: Cristina Ponte Philosophy 001 9/6/10 Plato “Apology”- passages for paraphrasing 1. In all tasks human beings perform, the consequences of their actions should not be considered. Rather the task should be completed keeping in mind what they know is the right thing to do. The idea that they may be punished or condemned for doing an act of good should not prohibit them from doing these acts. 2. One should be concerned with improving themselves in a positive fashion (morals, values, knowledge, etc) rather than worry about making money. Money and all the goods of life with come with self-improvement. 3. It is important to consider why you do what you do.
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Unformatted text preview: Living without considering the purpose of your actions makes your actions meaningless. Analysis of the text: My comment on the text was against the jury and trial. This was a very unfair trial and there was no consideration of the points made by Socrates. My curiosity lies in what really happened in this trial, as it is a true trial. How if Socrates made such valid unrefuted points was he condemned to death? Also as the wise man he is, for Plato’s portrayal there was little to no talking from the jurors or others present. As the philosopher I would expect Socrates to take more of a questioning approach rather than a monologue. I would have enjoyed the reading more if it involved more dialogue and wasn’t only Socrates speaking....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course PHIL 01 taught by Professor Weiss during the Fall '08 term at Lehigh University .

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