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Apology  by Plato Socrates’ Defense His accusers warn against his gift of eloquence; Socrates says it is  not eloquence, merely the force of truth His “ancient” accusers said he focused too much on earth and did not  have faith in the heavens (gods) He is ridiculed in a comedic play by Aristophanes He insists he does not deal with natural philosophy Accused of being a teacher, he insists he does not get paid and goes  on to ridicule the teachers for being so arrogant to think they should  get paid to share their miniscule knowledge (he ridicules in a very  indirect way, almost sarcastic) He insists that he is not like those “teachers” who have “superhuman”  wisdom. He says he is wise, but only in a way possible for a mere  human. Name-dropped Chaerephon, who went to the oracle who said  Socrates was the wisest man on earth
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course POLI 1001 taught by Professor Eubanks during the Spring '05 term at LSU.

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Apology+by+Plato - Apology by Plato Socrates' Defense His...

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