Unformatted text preview: Socrates displays several times throughout The Apology that honor is a building block to happiness in life. “Where a man has once taken up his stand, either because it seems best to him or in obedience to his orders, there I believe he is bound to remain and face the danger, taking no account of death or anything else before dishonour.” By this, he is saying that it is more important to stand up for what is right than what is popular. Socrates assures that being true to God will direct one to contentment in life. “The real wisdom is the property of the god, and this oracle is his was of telling us that human wisdom has little or no value.” By this, he is showing that God is the most important ruler and humans can’t even compare to His divinity. Plato’s The Apology obviously and clearly states Socrates’ definition of a good life, one in which goodness, honor, and being true to God are essential keys....
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- Fall '06
- Philosophy, goodness, Apology Morgan Messenger