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Questions on Plato’s Apology pp. 502-531 in Plato (pp. 423-446 in older editions) 1.What are the non-formal charges Socrates feels he must defend himself against? Socrate is seen as an evil-oder, and a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and in heaven, he makes the worse appear the better cause; and he teaches the aforesaid doctrines to others. 2.What question did Socrates’ friend Chaerephon put to the Oracle at Delphi? What was the Oracle’s answer? He had asked the oracle to tell him whether anyone was wiser than Socrate, but they answered and said no there was no man wiser. 3.After hearing from the Oracle, who does Socrates examine and why? What, according to Socrates was the result? What is Socrates’ ultimate conclusion concerning the Oracle’s claim, and upon what basis does he draw this conclusion? He thinks what can god mean? And what is the interpretation of his riddle? According to socrate he believes he has no wisdom, small or great. He thought that maybe if he found someone who was wiser than him he could prove it that he wasn’t enough for the position. But when he brought a person he only seemed wiser but was actually not even close to being wise at all.

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