Why Socrates was hanged?
Socrates was hung do to his vocal criticism of democracy in Athens. He was often heard praising Sparta, Athens' archrival, He also was told by the oracle that while many wise men in Athens thought themselves wise they in fact were not. He went on to question many notable figures in Athens Society and determined this fact. He knew he himself was not wise and paradoxically made himself wiser, as he was the only one aware of his own ignorance. This wisdom made many prominent Athenians look foolish and proceeded to turn them against him. He was then taken to court and sentenced for corrupting the Athenian youth and not believing in the gods of the state.
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Socrates was born in Athens, Greece, in 469 BC and died 70 years later in 399 BC after he was exiled from Greece for his new ways of teaching.
Okay, well, my viewpoint is: the reason why one could argue that Socrates was a "common" sophist (being payed for knowledge) is, because he also got payed for his knowledge, more often with (personal) favours than with monay, but he was payed. so far the conventional Sophist. deeper: sophist …as in altering his knowledge as to suit what people expect, or being payed for. well, when conquering people with questions that lead to further questions, it is inevitable to keep on questioning and not agreeing on something eventually. so here it is probable that he contradicted his own viewpoint just to prove that another person did not have an answer to this question. secondly, in "Apology" (thats how the text was called that we had in our lecture) he says he will not bring his family into the courtroom, but he mentioned it and that alone already contradicts his "not using his family to gain extra points". that, for now, is the only (possible) explenation i could give :) Greetings ( Full Answer )
Socrates invented the Socratic Method. This is a method thatencourages people to think on their own.
When you do not know, you say nothing. When you do know, sometimes, you do say something useful. . Sorry, this is not the philosophy of Socrates. The philosophy of Socrates is called dialectism. Not the one that you know from Hegel. Dialectism has nothing to do with Thesis, antithesis and synthesi…s. Dialectism has to do with human conversation, ideas, thoughts for the search of truth. . As Nietsche has said: In the world of matter there are theses, antitheses, and syntheses. In the world of ideas, there are only differances. In other words, bodies, matter, can be put somewhere (thesed in Greek). They can be mixed (synthesied in Greek). They can be put one in front of the other one (antithesed in Greek). The ideas can only be expressed, critisided, and differant from each other. This makes Hegel a matterialist. . Socrates and his pupil Plato are and will be for thousands of years idealists. . Nothing. . ==== ok.. here's mine... "Wisest is he who knows he does not knows"... we know nothing we learn through experiences and study.. that's life ( Full Answer )
He died after facing charges such as 'not acknowledging the godsthat the city acknowledged' and 'introducing new deities'. Whensentenced to death he died by drinking a hemlock based liquid.. Another view: . The religious-based charges were a cover for the real problem -he had encouraged the youth… of Athens to think for themselves,which was threatening to the control exercised by thetraditionalists who used religion as one of their controlmechanisms, much as today happens with Christianity and Islam. ( Full Answer )
Unfortunately, Socrates never wrote anything because he believed that teaching should be asking others what they think on that particular subjects. What we know about him is from his admirer Plato.
He asked a lot of questions, forcing people to reflect on themselves and question their fundamental beliefs, including their faith in democracy. Because of this, he was charged with corrupting the youth and impiety, and he was sentenced to death by drinking poison.
Socrates was a gifted thinker who helped lay the foundation ofwestern philosophy. He was born in 470 BC, in Athens, Greece. Themethods he used and the concepts he proposed, along with hiscourageous defense of his ideas against his enemies, profoundlyinfluenced the philosophical and moral tenor of we…stern thoughtover the centuries. His refusal to compromise his intellectualintegrity in the face of a death sentence set an example for theentire world to follow! Socrates was charged for corrupting the youth with his teachingsand was sentenced to death penalty, however he took his own life.He died by drinking the poison called hemlock Of his death penalty.When given this he said: "I have lived under the protection of thisgovernment so why should i turn my back now?" And basically justdrank the hemlock and fell asleep and died. He died in 399 BC. If you want to know what he actually said and how he argued thenread Plato's book The Republic . Socrates made lots of fallacies in his arguments however he was thefirst person that we know to devote his life to understanding ofthe world and asking difficult questions. ( Full Answer )
The Greek philosopher Socrates was about 70 years old when he diedin 399 BC (Born circa 470-469 BC). Brazilian footballer SÃ³crates ( SÃ³crates Brasileiro Sampaio deSouza Vieira de Oliveira ) was 57 when he died on December 4,2011 (born February 19, 1954)
Socrates was an opponent of the Sophists. He believed that theSophists only taught opinions instead of teaching students to findthe truth for themselves.
Socratic wisdom is best described as feigned ignorance. Also knownas 'intellectual humility,' it is an attempt to remain objectiveregardless of what one may know to be true. In Socrates' own words:'All I know is that I know nothing.'
Socrates was not taught philosophy by anyone. He was curious and began to question everything, and by questioning he learned. Socrates taught himself the art of philosophy.
He influenced western civilization's government and some religions. Finally, he paved the way and effected greatly the mind of thinking men every where.
Socrates was famous for philosophical wisdom and the socratic method. he is a very famous greek!
The greatest study and contribution by Socrates to Westernphilosophy is a concept known as Ã¢??The Socratic Method.Ã¢?? Thebasis of this method is to contribute ideas through discussion thathelp students make their own stand on reality. This method ofeducation is question driven and discussion b…ased. Socrates mainidea in his teaching was Ã¢??truth.Ã¢?? Socrates knew there was somuch more to teaching this idea than itÃ¢??s simple nature, that heproposed ways to discover how to teach it. He taught his studentsto follow a path of justice, honesty, and truth, by rising fromerror and focusing on the perception of truth. ( Full Answer )
A Philosopher from Athens Greece. He never wrote anything but was the teacher of Plato who started the first University. Plato was in turn the teacher of Aristotle whose writings are basically the foundation of all European and Western education. Before Socrates Philosophers for the most part arg…ued over things such as whether water air or some other substance made up the universe. Socrates was the first Philosopher to suggest that we attempt to understand the world in terms of abstract principles. ( Full Answer )
Socrates founded the Socratic Method of questioning. He believed in improvement of the individual, and was executed by hemlock for corrupting the youth of Athens by teaching them to think for themselves.
He is one of the most mentioned and important philosophers in Western Philosophy, who spent his life asking people at the market zone about life questions, such as What is virtue? He realized he knew nothing at all, whereas his usual interlocutors thought they knew everything! And that made him wise…r and smarter above all. He was also a soldier and is said that once the other soldiers were fighting in a battle and he stood there thinking so deep that he spent the whole day on his feet staring and thinking, without moving or talking to anyone. He was later prosecuted of corrupting young men and was given poison. ( Full Answer )
Socrates died from a poisonous juice, he died because peoplethought he was pushing them around, he died on 399 B.C
he beliefs of Socrates, as distinct from those of Plato, are difficult to discern. Little in the way of concrete evidence exists to demarcate the two. The lengthy theories given in most of the dialogues are those of Plato, and some scholars think Plato so adapted the Socratic style as to make the li…terary character and the philosopher himself impossible to distinguish. Others argue that he did have his own theories and beliefs, but there is much controversy over what these might have been, owing to the difficulty of separating Socrates from Plato and the difficulty of interpreting even the dramatic writings concerning Socrates. Consequently, distinguishing the philosophical beliefs of Socrates from those of Plato and Xenophon is not easy and it must be remembered that what is attributed to Socrates might more closely reflect the specific concerns of these thinkers. ( Full Answer )
Socrates contribution was teaching. He taught by asking questions. He believed people must never stop looking for knowledge. Today we his type of teaching the Socratic method.
No one. Well you could say that the Athens government did, because they sentenced him to death. But he did not want to be killed so he poisoned himself and died amongst friends.
Essentially, irony occurs when you expect one thing and get the opposite.. Because he was a well-known philosopher in ancient Athens, one might approach Socrates with the reasonable expectation that he would have some standard arguments for certain fundamental positions. Instead, he was famous for …proclaiming that he knew nothing and that the only wisdom he had was the wisdom to realize how ignorant he was.. Was this profession of ignorance a false front? Did he really know and simply say that he didn't know in order to get people to think for themselves (rather than simply attaching themselves to his opinions)? Different scholars read Socrates differently on this point.. ( Full Answer )
No Socrates was not at all guilty, and only few of the jury sided the verdict. . YES Socrates was guilty. He swore that he was not an athiest, but he was a true athiest. He slandered the gods, cursed them,taught bad things about them. he also corrupted the youth by teaching his students about the g…ods. i know this because couple weeks earlier we did the trial in history class. and he was guilty.. ( Full Answer )
Socrates is considered to be The Founder of Western Philosophy and one of the most important humans to have ever lived. He has influenced countless philosophers, including his disciple, Plato, and Plato's student, Aristotle. Socrates provided the basis for modern ethics and epistemic thought.
Socrates specialized in debate and showed how proper argument,debate and discussion could path the way to understanding difficultsubjects. He believed that any political issue, despite its topic,can be tied into moral issues just beneath the surface.
Socrates was a Greek philosopher and teacher as well. the Greeksbelieved that you give your child to us for the first four years.And what we teach, he will never forget.
Socrates was seen as an enemy to the state because he was said to be influencing the young people in the wrong ways (they believed that he denied the existence of the gods). He was charged, and the agreement was that he would not poison himself, as punishment, unless he admitted that he had committe…d the crime. . ( Full Answer )
He was most likely Greek, as his parents were Althenian citizens, and Althenian citizenship was unlikely to be bestowed upon foreigners. There is also no indication of him being different from his fellow citizens in the writings of his contemporaries, who would have seized upon such an opportunity w…ere it available. There are busts depicting Socrates with a slightly wider nose then his Greek counterparts, but wide noses are not a singular African trait (consider 'cherubic' features). It is important to note that the claim of Socrates being a black man is a tenant of Afrocentrism, which espouses that classical philosophic and cultural advancements were achievements of what we would now consider 'Africans' and the Egyptians, and that these achievements were plundered and stolen by the Greeks and later the Europeans. This is a theory that has not withstood any peer scrutiny, and is only clung to by fringe groups. ( Full Answer )
Yes, Socrates was executed by the Athenians after being accused of disrupting the minds of youthful people :P
Too little is known about Socrates to be certain of his beliefs, but a contemporary claimed that Socrates believed in a "divine insanity" as a gift from the gods - which gave us poetry, mysticism, love and philosophy. If this truly was his belief then he would be considered a polytheist.
Socrates is one of the greatest philosophers that has ever lived.Because he belonged to the appropriate time period, he is one ofthe few who could entertain any contradictions to Plato andAristotle.
Here is a short list of those influenced by Socrates. (Most important|Major). Alcibiades. Antisthenes. Aristippus. Aristippus - Cyrenaics. Euclid of Megara. Plato. Stoics. Xenophon
Socrates was paid by people who talked to him. most people who me him in Athens town square just got annoyed with him, but some came to him, and those were the people who paid him. it is the same for most philosophers of that time.
his mom(Phaenarete) was a midwife, which was someone(usually a woman) who helped people with child birth. His dad (Sophroniscus) was a stone cutter/carver who worked with stone.
It depends on your perspective, he used the Socratic Method to 'persuade' people into thinking the way in which he wanted them to.
The Socratic Dialog I believe. Sorcates would teach his lesson, and then he would ask his pupils questions to see if they have been listening. And then he would see if they have any questions so he would know that they understood what he taught.
Socrates was a gifted thinker of ancient Athens who helped lay thefoundation of western philosophy. The methods he used and theconcepts he proposed, along with his courageous defense of hisideas against his enemies, profoundly influenced the philosophicaland moral tenor of western thought over the c…enturies. His refusalto compromise his intellectual integrity in the face of a deathsentence set an example for the entire world to follow! Socrates was a soldier in the Pelopenniesain War. He died having todrink the poison (called hemlock) Of his death penalty. When giventhis he said: "I have lived under the protection of this government so why shouldi turn my back now?" And basically just drank the hemlock and fellasleep and died. If you want to know what he actually said and how he argued then heis a main character of Plato's book the republic. Socrates made lots of fallacies in his arguments however he was thefirst person that we know to devote his life to understanding ofthe world and asking difficult questions. Aristotle the student of his student is the first one to describebasic principles of logic. Socrates was charged for corrupting the youth with his teachingsand was sentenced to death penalty, however he took his own life. a philosopher. ( Full Answer )
Yes, Plato and Socrates believed that they proved knowledge was innate by giving a maths problem to a slave boy and getting him to work it out without assistance, only indicating when what he said was wrong; thereby, they demonstrated how the knowledge needed to solve the problem was not acquired, s…o must be innate. However there are flaws to this experiment; whether he was aware of it or not, it would have been very difficult for Socrates to remain completely unhelpful to the slave, with his intonation and body language affecting the boys' perception of the questions he asked. This can even be extended to argue that by telling the slave when he got the wrong answer, he was teaching him since this then eliminated one method at a time until he eventually found the right one. Even in asking the questions, Socrates was educating the boy in demonstrating the possibility for him to acquire this knowledge; it is likely that his lack of education would mean that he would never ask the questions himself; Socrates, an educated man, would ask them because he had been conditioned to do so through education. ( Full Answer )
Socrates was Plato's Teacher. Plato was Socrates' most prized student. After Socrates' death, Plato began to write accounts of Socrates' dialogues. (sorry for the basic answer, i don't know how much detail you wanted). ~element
In terms of Philosophy; Socratic Period is the period or time of the Greek Philosophers: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle
he was accused for refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state and of corrupting the youth.
Socrates was a philosopher who concentrated on teaching young men.After a life of hard work, serving in the army and public service,he became seen as an enemy to the state because he was influencingthe young people to think for themselves rather than follow theaccepted ideas and causes blindly. His… example and leadership in self-examination and independentthought underpins that part of today's academic community who thinkrationally and do not pursue group-think causes and self-interest. ( Full Answer )
Socrates was poisoned for his anti-democratic views of society. On a day in 399 BC the philosopher Socrates stood before a jury of 500 of his fellow Athenians accused of "refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state" and of "corrupting the youth." The jurors later found him guilty by a vot…e of 280 vs 220. They also voted that his penalty should be death, by drinking a cup of poison hemlock. In the end, he was killed for his beliefs, while his peers wept along side him as they watched him die.. ( Full Answer )
Yes this was named after the Greek Philosopher Socrates. The socratic debate is one opinion set against that of anothers opinion as to form a logical set of ideas to form an opinion of ones beliefs.
Socrates was one of the most famous of all the Greek philosophers was an athenian. he lived from 469B.C- 399 B. C.
By definition, Socrates was not a god. He was a mortal human being, albeit a brilliant one. He may seem that way sometimes, though.
The answer to this question depends on who is asked it. Most would agree that Socrates was one of the most influential and brilliant philosophical scholars to have ever lived, however. He is considered the Founder of Western Philosophy and the first of the "Big Three."
Socrates is an ancient philosopher of Greece. He is best known through the works of his student Plato. The Philosopher's name is enunciated Sock-Ra-Tease.
To teach people to think for themselves, and so steer the stateaway from the self-indulgence it fostered and into logical andright-thinking according to the values he encouraged them toidentify and follow.