Sidneys Defence of Poesie
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...poetry. The essay provides a glimpse of Sidney's "Apology of Poetry", and talks about how Sidney stresses the need for imagination in literature, through his treatise. Sir Philip Sidney was one of the brightest stars adorning the Elizabethan era. This age is called Elizabethan, because Queen Elizabeth ruled England during this period. She was a patron of arts, and this encouraged the artists to produce their work in abundance. The Elizabethan age saw great writers like Shakespeare, Marlowe... SIR PHILIP SIDNEY'S "DEFENCE OF POESIE" IS AN APOLOGY FOR IMAGINATION RATHER THAN LITERATURE. ...
Didactic Literature: Definition and Characteristics
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...Apology for Poetry: “a speaking picture with this end, to teach and delight”. Even though it delights as well as teaches, its ability to improve the readers’ virtue or morals is given primary position. Religious tales, moral fables... ?Didactic Literature: Definition and Characteristics Literature exists in a range of forms and assumes different purposes. In view of that, many critics, writers and philosophers from Plato’s times have attempted to define literature and its purpose. They have proposed theories of literature that explore its nature, essence, its role in society and the relationship between literature, writer and the reader. This has led to debates about what relation art holds to morals and ...
Three lessons from Plato's Apology
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...poetry they believed themselves to be the wisest of men in other things in which they were not wise” (Plato, p. 36). Here Socrates is saying that the poets believe that since they have poetry knowledge, they also have true wisdom about the world. From Socrates I learned that such logic is wrong. In conclusion, this essay has examined three lessons learned from Plato’s Apology. The three lessons learned are that true wisdom is the understanding that humans know nothing, that the nature of established areas of knowledge often claims to know things it doesn’t, and that knowledge in one area doesn’t mean knowledge in another area. Taking all...
The Apology
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...Apology In his defense and directing his response to his old opponents, Socrates says that his image has been tarnished by use of rumors that had nothing to do with reality. 33. Socrates has always been taking criticism and has never really taken a stand against it by making explanations for the things he has been accused with. 33. This is the first time that Socrates tries to tell people the underlying facts that they are unaware of; that they have been manipulated and brainwashed by the opponents of Socrates, who hated him out of personal grudge rather than Socrates’s lack of wisdom or knowledge that they have been accusing him of for decades. 33. This paper evaluates Socrates’s... 25 September The...
Apology by Plato.
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...Apology, 2). Socrates response:“I have nothing to do with these studies” (Apology, 3). Socrates explains that there is a play by Aristophanes wherein a character named “Socrates” talks about his powers of philosophy, including that he can “walk in the air” (3). Socrates on page three denies practicing this type of philosophy, although he does not want to disrespect its practitioners. 2) “Socrates makes the worse argument into the stronger argument” (Apology,2). Socrates maintains that men of position who are examined by “young men of the richer classes” (6) who have learned his methods... ?The four charges are as follows Socrates speculated about the heaven above, and searched into the earth below”...
Aristotles Criteria and Apology by Socrates
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...poetry and drama as a brilliant effort of drawing out various cultural aspects with the help of imagination, intellect and creative abilities the author has been gifted with. Consequently, he discards the claim made by Plato in his Apology that human imagination serves as a copy of real natural phenomena, and poetry is the copy... Module Module ID: Aristotle’s Criteria and Apology by Socrates Distinguished ancient Greekphilosopher, critic and intellectual, Aristotle (384-322 B.C) has, in his famous Poetics (335 B.C), elucidated various aspects related to different genres of literature. The principles established in the Poetics, have widely been being imitated by the writers, poets and playwrights...
The literary of Philip Sidney
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...Apology for Poetry” which puts him at the top ten lists of writers in the British history. Besides being a poet, Sidney was also a soldier working as a knight in the courts of Queen Elizabeth. He had a great passion for battle and always sought to engage in heroic actions. He was also able... Ian Ki HoonSuh Mr. Flynn English 4 Research Paper The goal of this paper is to explain why Sir Philip Sidney is regarded as one of the prominent and influential figure in counter of Elizabethan period, and how his work and his life made him one of the most important renaissance poets in England. Introduction Sir Phillip Sidney was one of the most celebrated Poets of the 16th century. One of his famous work is the “Ap...
Apology
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...Apology Socrates was one of the well-known philosophers that ever lived. He brought a lot of insight to people in society by focusing on various issues that people had initially avoided discussing. Going through some of the important issues that he discussed is imperative as it assists in understanding some of society’s problems. The fact that he discussed most of societal issues openly got him on the wrong especially with the authorities. There was one time that he was arrested for apparently derailing the youth. Socrates lived in an era where his community got into many conquests alongside the neighboring communities. He was a member of the Athenian army and given the...
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...Apology Socrates was a Greek Athenian thinker, famous for his work on philosophy,including some plays and also as the tutor of pupils like Plato. The Apology is a document written by Plato in which he has noted down the apology Socrates made when he was put on trial due to certain accusations put against him. There is also another version written by Xenophon, but it is not considered as authentic since he was not present during the time of the trial even though Plato was. In fact, Plato himself was mentioned twice by Socrates in his apology. We cannot be sure of Xenophon’s text because it is all a result of word of mouth, but then he has added some more background information, too. Yet... ? Socrates’...
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...Apology Despite his contributions to the foundations of philosophy as we have known today, it is a cruel irony that at 70 years old, Socrates was convicted to death for allegedly corrupting the youth’s minds. He was also convicted for not believing in the gods of the state and for speaking with contempt to the high ranking officials of his time (Ober “Gadfly on Trial” 2). The accounts of his trials were written by his avid and equally popular student Plato in Apology (Colaiaco 17). In Apology, he quoted: For if you kill me you will not easily find another like me, who, if I may use such a ludicrous figure of speech, am a sort of gadfly, given... First Last 2 September Analysis of Socrates’ Passage in...
Eliot's Poetry
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...apology. Once again, almost in identical language, he visualises the mundane city life in Preludes. "To early coffee-stands. With the other masquerades That time resumes, One thinks of all the hands That are raising dingy shades In a thousand furnished rooms." (18-23). There is a definite sense of lack of time and difficult endeavours in the Rhapsody of a windy night. The division of hours and too many mentions of time brings it into acute focus. The same sense of rushing time comes across... it," Menand (1987, p.54). He used the language of modernism; but left his images and forms still rooted in the history. There are some contradictory points in Eliot's perspective of modern society....
Compare the winning and losing speeches in Thucydides, Aristophanes, and Plato's Apology. How do these authors incorporate rhe
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...Apology Apology by Plato is one of the widest forensic oratories that Socrates shields himself against his plaintiff’s in a court. It is good to note that speeches in Thucydides are formed by a subsequent party, as a result, should not be regarded as a word-for-word imitation of what Socrates uttered on that event. However, in what relevance does the Plato’s Apology locate to the valid justification of Socrates, no means can be used to determine (Jowett et al, 12). Plato’s apology may be contrasted in general with Thucydides speeches in which he embodies his notion of the snooty policy and character of Pericles the great, also to furnish a clarification on the circumstances of affairs... Plato’s Apology ...
Poetry
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...Poetry” In the poem en d “Introduction to Poetry” written by Billy Collins, the author seemed to invite the readers to explore reading poetry through enticing them to use their senses to appreciate the poem’s meaning. This was evident when Collins allegedly encouraged the reader to hold the poem to the light and to watch a mouse “probe his way out” (Collins line 6), inducing the use of the sense of sight. Likewise, Collins encouraged the use of the sense of hearing when he said: “press an ear against its hive” (Collins line 4). In addition, the sense of touch was implicitly suggested through the phrase “feel the walls for a light switch” (Collins line 8... September 12, Response “Introduction to Poetry” ...
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...Poetry a) The poem has the effect of bringing me down, making me feel subdued, like I should be getting ready to go to bed. 1(b) The subject matter of the poem is to present an image of a bird. The bird is a rook who sits on a bare branch toward evening in the fall. Thinking about this subject, though, I realize that this particular kind of bird is usually associated with death. This idea is reinforced by the ideas of the bare branch and the autumn dusk. I feel as if the subject of the poem is waiting for death. 2(a) Three techniques that this poem uses are alliteration (bare branch, rook roosts), imagery (bare branch, autumn dusk) and meter (4-3-3 syllables). 2(b)...
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...Poetry Reflection “Any healthy man can go without food for two days - butnot without poetry”. - Charles Baudelaire Poetry is a soothing tool with the help of which one can calm down one’s disturbed soul. I am also in love with poetry and poetic diction, and this love pulled me to attend a poetic session in the Rice University. Here is my perspective about some of the poems I listened to, when I attended an event in the Rice Gallery at the Rice University on March 7, 2012. As I understand it, the poem, ‘Lost in Space’, by D. Trinidad Hanks, mentions the link between how gymnastics play in front of us, and how they lead their emotional lives. The way they go up and down... Nelma Ferreira March 28,...
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...poetry, so it should come as no surprise that war is often used as a theme in poetry. Usually of course poetry was used as a way to make war seem attractive to young men who would fight for their country. But starting in World War I there was a greater movement towards anti-war poetry as the young men who went to war were often more educated and felt very shocked by it. This contrast can be very clearly seen by comparing Wilfred Owens "Dulce et Decorum Est" with Edward Thomass "This is No Petty Case of Right or Wrong," both of which were written during World War I. The first... of these poems, Wilfred Owens "Dulce et Decorum Est," is a big example of anti-war poetry. The...
Apology Letter
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...apology for having taken the products from the store without having charged my credit card for them. Lately, I have been frequently required to explain the reason of displaying such high level of immorality. Once and for all, I take this letter as an opportunity to offer an explanation I owe the administration for my act. As you know, only a couple of months back, our company had had a good sale. We, as employees, were able to get from 20 per cent to 60 per cent off on some house hold items. That encouraged me to spend around $1600 in different transactions, though I did charge them on my credit card. Nothing was wrong until I encountered an unexpected... ?Address Dear Sir/Madam, Kindly accept my apology ...
Socrates Apology
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...Apology There is no denying the fact that every year hundreds if not thousands of Americans stand witness to the malpractices and wrongs that are blatantly carried on in the institutions and organizations they work at, and choose to remain quiet for the fear of being persecuted for their honesty. Yet, in all ages and times there happened to be people that did not shun away the onus of exposing the wrongs and misdeeds that they came across in the society, even when threatened with dire consequences. In the very same vein, Socrates in Plato’s Apology chooses to act a whistleblower to the lies prevalent in the society of his times. It goes without... of the Philosophy of the Teacher 7 November Socrates...
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...Poetry has long attempted to find new and exciting ways to present a given set of ideas or relate a given subject matter to the reader. This alone is one of the defining ways that poetry is similar regardless of style, language used, structure, or subject matter. Emily Dickinson’s “I’m Nobody Who Are You?” is no different in this respect. The poem incorporates the use of metaphor and simile to bring a given meaning and/or set of points to the reader’s attention. This brief analysis will seek to analyze but one of these mechanisms and prove how it has been used to add a level of understanding and meaning to enable the author... Section/# Analysis of Emily Dickson’s “I’m Nobody Who Are You?” Poetry...
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...poetry, much like his own life, can be described as an epitome of migration at its finest. The differences between his poems “A Map of the City,” “On The Move ‘Man, You Gotta Go.’” and “In Time of Plague” are so evident that one might think, upon first glance, that they are written by completely different poets. But though his style has changed as he progressed from his beginnings as a Movement poet in England to his more liberal poetic tone as he uprooted his life and moved to San Francisco, California, certain themes and voice remains that makes his works distinctly Thom Gunn. Comparatively, the changes may be drastic... Thomson William Gunn or more commonly known simply as Thom Gunn is one whose...
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...Poetry and Song Both the song by Guns and Roses, November Rain and Love Poem by John Frederick Nims are written about love. However, they both take a different viewpoint and the narrators are very different in age and the relationship is different. In the song, the singer is trying to convince the object of his love to reassure him that their love still flourishes and she will stay. This is confirmed by the other two songs in the trilogy and some comments by Axl Rose in interviews, as fans discuss ("Guns N' Roses - November Rain Lyrics | SongMeanings."). In the poem, the narrator is speaking to the love of his life and identifying the things he loves most about her... ? Analysis of Love Lyrics in Poetry...
Plato's Apology
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...Apology Progression of Socrates’ mission 1. Socrates’ mission started when Chaerephon, Socrates’ Athenian friend, asked the oracle at Delphi if there was anybody wiser than Socrates, to which the oracle answered that there was none. This prompted Socrates to find out what the oracle meant by it, because he did not consider himself exceptionally wise, which contradicts the oracle’s pronouncement which must always be considered true. 1.2. Socrates’ method was to approach every known wise man and interview him in order to find one wiser than him. In asking a series of questions, he is able to deduce the speaker’s wisdom (21c) 1.3. Socrates found that when he probed each wise man with questions... ?Plato’s...
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...Poetry: "I have been a stranger in a strange land" and “Exit” of the University Topic: Poetry: "I have been a stranger in a strange land" and “Exit” For Rita Dove dance and poetry are alternative beats of the same heart. These are the two segments of art that are nearest and dearest God. The words like ‘bliss’(2), ‘exquisite’(5), ‘happiness’(8) ‘maddening perfection’(22) etc. indicate the spiritual bent of mind of the narrator, apart from the title of the poem, “I have been a stranger in a strange land,”(1)which is quoted from Exodus 2:22. “What was bliss but the ordinary life?”(2-3) is a significant line... Topic:...
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...poetry, one must often learn how to analyze it appropriately by looking at aspects such as rhythm and symbolism. By looking at these individual elements, the reader can often develop a greater understanding of the author’s skill and a finer appreciation of how these elements are constructed to contribute to the final impact of the poem. Because of his skill in using these elements, Robert Frost is well known for his ability to combine idyllic pastoral settings with philosophical commentary. Analyzing the rhythm and symbolism in Frost’s poem “The Mending Wall” illustrates how he manages to merge pastoral settings and philosophical... Robert Frost’s Mending Wall To learn to really appreciate poetry,...
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...poetry, without seemliness, without love’” (lines 36-41). In her... ?The Mutes: A Close Reading Denise Levertov’s poem “The Mutes” is a 41-line haunting piece that explores the hidden emotions and longings of men and women as they wander the streets and subways of an unnamed city. Though the poem seems not to follow a specific pattern in regard to how its stanzas are set up, its disjointedness increases the intense feelings of uncertainty and a lack of fulfillment that are present throughout. Levertov addresses two concepts in her intriguing poem, the first being the annoyance that comes to a woman as she is catcalled while a group of men passes her, and the second concept is the disappointment that, to...
Poetry
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...poetry to inform and inspire for the change of the society (Tomain, 1053). Modernist poets Modernist poets are poets of the twentieth and twenty first century. The modernist poets are known for strong emphasis on use of imagery and emotional content. The poetry also uses a lot of rhyming and includes modern movements like beat poetry. They experiment a lot with new mode of expression and have many ways of expressing ideas. Modernist poets also use new and a wide range of themes and subjects compared to the traditional poetry that had limited subjects (Tomain 1054). Works Cited Tomain, Joseph P. "Reading Poets." St. Johns Law Review 87.4 (2013): 1051-1070... Cavalier poets Cavalier poets are a group of...
The Apology
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...Apology Introduction The Apology of Socrates was written by his Plato. It is the interpretation of Socrates’ trial. The “apology” is not an act of regret for one’s actions or being sorry for that matter since the Greek word “apologia” originally means “explanation.” In this case, Socrates was not sorry for what the people of Athens accused him but rather was a form of defense. Socrates defended himself in front of the jury by explaining what kind of life he had and who he was. The apology summarizes his defense in form of speech which he laid during his trial. He was found guilty and faced death penalty not because he was not able to present an effective dialogue but his opponents... what...
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...Poetry: An Analysis of Frost’s The Road Not Taken Part I Poetry is not simply a set of words put together to express a thought, but somethingto be understood and appreciated for the concealed sentiments it attempts to illuminate. I do seldom compose poems. I take great pleasure in poetry and music that is inspirational, emotional and poignant. I particularly like rock music as I feel that the way the music and lyrics come together, to produce something meaningful is remarkable. As far as poems are concerned, I enjoy anything that makes me ponder and that I can relate to. Learn to appreciate life’s every moment and minute And to appreciate the beauty that lies in the poetic spirit Part II... What is...
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...poetry, instead choosing to hide behind a mask of postmodern cynicism and dispair. The Beat poets, in Ferlinghetti’s opinion, do not walk the rope at all, but instead play their gullible audience, capitalizing on an immature dedication to anarchy and a disillusionment with a government that would draft Americans and send them... ?4/24/11 On Ferlinghetti’s “Constantly Risking Absurdity” In the poem “Constantly Risking Absurdity” Ferlinghetti compares a poet to a tight rope walker, both risk the absurd dangers to achieve a kind of sublime beauty, an ephemeral passage into the world of art. Ferlinghetti wrote this poem in response to the Beats, who were generally jaded and disenchanted with the world. In...
Plato's Apology
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...Apology As a dissenting member of the jury sitting within the courtroom on the case reported in Plato’s Apology, I felt it important to write down my thoughts regarding the charges that were brought against one Socrates. Socrates is an older gentleman, generally considered ill-kept, neglectful of his own house and is rumored to be constantly sowing discord within our community. It is difficult enough for us to keep the peace in these trying times, and we all know the gods must be kept appeased if we wish to avoid any catastrophes. He was brought in on four primary charges, namely, that he is spreading sacrilegious ideas in the marketplace, that he is associating with the Sophists, that he... Socrates...
Poetry
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...poetry, it becomes such a strong bearer of murkiness that the reader cannot find himself a clue about what causes human life so worthless and ominous. The above mentioned poems are typical examples of this aspect of human existence; and the poets have brought forward the theme in a very lucid manner. Works Cited Kennedy, X.J., and Dana Gioia. Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. New York: Longman Publishing Group, 2011.... ?[Your full November 20, Death and Worthlessness in “For My Daughter” and “Grass” The poems, "For My Daughter" by Weldon Kees and "Grass" by Carl Sandburg, are based on one similar theme, which is death and worthlessness of human life. A...
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...Poetry Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare Analyzing poems is one of the core topics or units that are deeply looked into in any faculty related to literature studies. This is because poems carry information, in hidden manners using various poetic devices. Therefore, in order to comprehend the message conveyed by a given poem, analysis of all the devices that have been used in that particular poem is necessary. This paper will take into consideration the lucid analysis of the poem, “Sonnet 29” by William Shakespeare. The poem is categorized among the classic poems that used an uncommon poetic language. The poem mainly shows and depicts the poet’s insecurity and...
In the Apology, Socrates claims that the unexamined life is not worth living (38a).
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...Apology, Socrates claims that “the unexamined life is not worth living” (38a). Introduction: To begin the process of enquiry of the assertion of Socrates, an individual needs to comprehend how potent the mind is. The mysterious stuff called mind dwelling in our subterranean realms is so powerful that if we master the art of controlling and building it willfully, then it can unveil new vistas for us, where we will discover ourselves to be the possessors and owners of supreme forces, beyond the terrestrial range. Where mighty mental powers, if bridled by the soul-force, possible with the knowledge the leads to self-realization, can bring wonders while functioning... Essay, Philosophy Topic: In the...
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...poetry of Langston Hughes and Nicolás Guillén. 2012. Web. 27 March 2014. < http://www.divaportal.org/smash/get/diva2:596175/FULLTEXT01.pdf> Hughes, Langston. The Negro Speaks of Rivers. 2014. Web. 27 March 2014. < http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15722>... The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes Langston Hughes who was an African American poet wrote the poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” in 1920 while he was 20 years old. Langston Hughes wrote the poem while he was crossing Mississippi River using a train to Mexico. Notably, the speaker in the poem shares certain Langston Hughess beliefs. Indeed, he presents himself as a universal figure addressing the audience. The approach of...
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...poetry. This is not surprising because it represents Wordsworth’s style, technique and thematic preferences. Daffodils is all about the country and nature, the life of an ordinary man, the beauty of simplicity and pure emotion and appreciation for the solitary, with no hint of pretense or attempts at complex depictions of poetic themes. If one wants a refreshing take on life, then Wordsworth‘s Daffodils would surely suffice. In Daffodils, the reader is first arrested by the fact that it is a story of Wordsworth’s... Wordsworth in The Daffodils Perhaps one of his most iconic works, Daffodils is also one of the poems that Thomas Wordsworth considered a touchstone by which his readers could understand his...
Apology behaviour
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...Apologies have long been studied as easily recognisable, often formulaic speech acts which are more or less universal across human languages. It has not always been easy, however, to situate the apology firmly in any one linguistic theory and the literature of the last fifty years reflects this uncertainty. Both the context of an apology and the actual words spoken work together to make it an effective piece of communication, and so it is a topic best considered with a comprehensive method, such as discourse analysis, where all the relevant linguistic and social factors can be included. Within this broad area there are three main theories... which are relevant to apologies:...
Platos Apology.
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...Apology Plato and his writings through the Platonic Dialogues constitute some of the foundational elements of the Western philosophic tradition. Over the course of Plato’s career his works span an enormous array of subjects. Plato’s Apology considers Socrates trial in front of the Greek lawmakers. An individual named Meletus, who had accused him of corrupting the Athenian youth, had brought Socrates to trial. The Apology then represents the entirety of Socrates’ argument to the court to prove his innocence and demonstrate the absurdity of Meletus claims against him. This essay contextualizes the claims that have been made against Socrates and considers whether or not he is guilty of them... ?Plato’s...
Apology Plato
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...Apology of Socrates” In the book, Plato’s “Apology of Socrates”comprises an account of the three speeches which Socrates boldly delivered in order to have justice sought against the allegations that point to his deliberate will of not recognizing philosophical conventions as well as of misleading the youth of Athens to his non-traditional or unique learning pedagogy. Through this text, Plato exhibits the ultimate significance of Socrates as a teacher by whom he was able to unravel the perils of human psyche and politics which had been evident in Socrates’ mock trial by the jury to which the irony of his apologetic articulation was dedicated (T&G West, 16... ). Such a realization by Plato...
The Apology-Plato
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...Apology of Plato Apology by Plato is an interpretation of speech by Socrates which he presented in his defense before the Athenian council. Socrates was believed to be a philosopher and also served as soldier in Athenian army and was a part of many battles. It is believed that the words by Socrates were not recorded when he was speaking, but with the detailing of dialogues it is sure that Plato was present during the time of trial. As the title suggests it does not mean that it is a kind of apology and it derives from a Greek word “apologia” which means a speech made in defense (Plato 2013). This means that in The Apology Socrates try to defend himself. This is also important... 15 November The Apology...
Apology versus Crito
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...Apology versus Crito (Topic B) Plato’s Socrates in the “Apology” declares that he would continue to philosophize even if the court ordered him not to, as he does not believe that one must obey the laws of the state. On the contrary his opinion directly conflicts with the passage from “Crito” where Socrates chooses to obey the states laws and refuses to escape from an unjust conviction. There seems to be a lot of inconsistency in regard to Plato’s views. In the “Apology” Socrates is convicted for not obeying the rules of God and demeaning the citizens of Athens. In response to the charges put against him he defends himself by giving a...
Socrates and Platos Apology
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...Apology Your First Your Submitted Socrates and Plato’s Apology Socrates was a philosopher who lived in Greece during the fifth century B.C. He was a highly regarded thinker whose ideas are known to the world through the writings of Plato, his disciple, and his other contemporaries. His ideas were highly radical for his time and they included ones that were quite different from those that were held by the Greeks at that point in history. He had a number of followers; however, the Greek state found his ideas against certain policies of the state and condemned him to death. Much of this trial is known through Plato’s Apology (Plato, 2009). Socrates is however, innocent... of the charges that are...
Philosophy - Socrates; The Apology
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...APOLOGY INTRODUCTION Socrates defense of his life and work as recounted in Platos Apology is an ideal work for moving young people to consider their moral responsibilities to themselves and others. When read as a biography of Socrates, it invites reflection on the importance of character formation and encourages the belief that we can make of ourselves the kind of persons we would like to be. If we want to flourish as individuals and to develop the habits and moral outlook that will make our lives a blessing to ourselves and to those around us, Grube’s translation of Apology provides the beacon light. AIM In this paper I will discuss the "True Origin of the Slander" from Socrates... SOCRATES – THE...
Socrates and Plato's Apology
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...Apology Your First Your Submitted Socrates and Plato’s Apology Socrates wasa philosopher who lived in Greece during the fifth century B.C. He was a highly regarded thinker whose ideas are known to the world through the writings of Plato, his disciple, and his other contemporaries. His ideas were highly radical for his time and they included ones that were quite different from those that were held by the Greeks at that point in history. He had a number of followers; however, the Greek state found his ideas against certain policies of the state and condemned him to death. Much of this trial is known through Plato’s Apology (Plato, 2009). Socrates is however, innocent... of the charges that are...
Not Real Apology
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...Apology Introduction In 1995, President Bill Clinton is reported as having begun a sexual relationship with a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky. After a short time, the White House arranged for Lewinsky to be transferred from the White House and get a job at the Pentagon. Lewinsky disclosed the affair to another Pentagon employee Linda Tripp, who started to secretly tape the conversations that they were having. In 1998, Tripp gave these recordings to US Special prosecutor Kenneth Starr who was then investigating charges of sexual harassment against Clinton while he was still the Governor of Arkansas. Although both Lewinsky and Clinton initially both refuted the affair before a grand... Not Real...
Apology by Plato
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...Apology” is a speech that Socrates gave during his trial and after being condemned. History knows of two “Apologies”: one is of Plato, and the other one is of Xenophon. Both men were disciples of Socrates, so it is possible that their accounts are bit biased in a way that they would want to defend their teacher. However, their works are written during the years... ?At the time when Socrates had a trial and then was condemned he was seventy years of age. He was a well known philosopher in Athens often sharing his wisdom with anyone who would listen. Socrates himself did not write anything. Plato, Socrates’ follower had many of his works devoted to his teacher’s speeches, dialogues and teachings. An...
Plato: Euthyphro and Apology
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...Apology Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo by Plato has been well-known for the attempt by Socrates and Euthyphro to pin down a definition for piety. In fact, Socrates insists on the immense importance of definition in this work which has led to the charge of the Socratic fallacy in the world literature. In a reflective exploration of whether Socrates is correct, in the context of the Euthyphro and the Apology, to place such an emphasis on the definition of words, it is essential to maintain that Euthyphro admits, at the end of the dialogues, that his definitions have been failure. One of the major reasons for Socrates’ insistence on importance of definition is that it is only... ?Pla Euthyphro and...
Apology of Socrates
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...APOLOGY INTRODUCTION Socrates' defense of his life and work as recounted in Plato's Apology is an ideal work for moving young people to consider their moral responsibilities to themselves and others. When read as a biography of Socrates, it invites reflection on the importance of character formation and encourages the belief that we can make of ourselves the kind of persons we would like to be. If we want to flourish as individuals and to develop the habits and moral outlook that will make our lives a blessing to ourselves and to those around us, Grube's translation of Apology provides the beacon light. AIM In this paper I will discuss the "True Origin of the Slander" from Socrates... SOCRATES - THE...
Plato: Apology and Crito
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...Apology and Crito In his celebrated work Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo, Plato discusses various pertinent questions relating to philosophical concepts. One of the major statements made by Socrates in Apology is that a ‘good man is not harmed in life or death’ and he emphasizes the role of ‘divine sign’ which guides the good man away from wrong action. He also maintains that it is better to suffer injustice than to do it and the worst thing in the world is to do what is unjust. However, these arguments appear to most of the modern readers, just like Socrates’ own audience, highly counter-intuitive, and it remains an important topic of debate in the contemporary world whether Socrates... ?Pla...
The apology by Plato
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...apology One of the most inflammatory arguments in the Apology was when Socrates described himself as agadfly who is stinging a lazy horse which is a state. This is evident in these passages which he asserted; I am that gadfly which God has given the state and all day long and in all places am always fastening upon you, arousing and persuading and reproaching you. And as you will not easily find another like me, I would advise you to spare me. I dare say that you may feel irritated at being suddenly awakened when you are caught napping; and you may think that if you were to strike me dead. . . unless God in his care of you gives you another gadfly II. Deductive... Teacher I. Argument in Plato’s...
Socrates Apology Essay
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...Apology As a dissenting member of the jury sitting within the courtroom on the case reported in Plato’s Apology, I felt it important to write down my thoughts regarding the charges that were brought against one Socrates. Socrates is an older gentleman, generally considered ill-kept, neglectful of his own house and is rumored to be constantly sowing discord within our community. It is difficult enough for us to keep the peace in these trying times, and we all know the gods must be kept appeased if we wish to avoid any catastrophes. He was brought in on four primary charges, namely, that he is spreading sacrilegious ideas in the marketplace, that he is associating with the Sophists, that he... Socrates...
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