Essays Tagged: "Meletus"

Why Socrates should be found Guilty?

To me, Socrates was responsible for the overthrow of Athens and Anytus accused him rightly.The Poet Meletus also prosecuted Socrates in his trial. He prosecuted Socrates as questioning what is above a ... ocrates as questioning what is above and below. In another sense Socrates was questioning the Gods. Meletus calls Socrates and atheist in which he doesnot believe in any God. Gods such as Zeus, Chrono ...

(7 pages) 176 0 2.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

A little information about socrotes and his wrongful death.

and the undermining of religious beliefs. This would be quite a few charges to try and get out of. Meletus was the one who brought the idea of a trial of Socrates forth. He spoke on the behalf of the ... ehalf of the poets, Anytus on the behalf of the craftsmen, and Lycon on behalf of the rhetoricians. Meletus starts off by saying that Socrates corrupts the minds of his fellow friends and is "the poet ...

(5 pages) 147 1 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

'How true would it be to say that Socrates was a sophist?'

r person remaining speechless, such as in the dialogues of Euthyphro and the 'cross examination' of Meletus in the Apology. On the subject of religion, Socrates gets the prosecutor at the trial, Melet ... le for him to have invented new gods. He adopted a typical technique of 'Socratic method', reducing Meletus' arguments to the absurd.Although Socrates could have been thought as similar to the Sophist ...

(7 pages) 320 2 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

A Critique of Socrates' Guilt in the Apology

e is to commit no unjust or impious deed.'2He even seems to win a victory over one of his accusers, Meletus, in questioning this point. As Socrates points out, it is impossible for him to be both athe ... e very fabric of the Athenian society by corrupting its citizens, namely the youth. In other words, Meletus and the other accusers are accusing Socrates of a crime of 'non-conformity' - instead ofpage ...

(4 pages) 257 0 4.7 Oct/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Plato's "trial and death of socrates", Explains socrates view of self-examination (meditation) as the path to knowledge.

e or Socrates' way of thinking and analyzing, thus lacked the ability to gain philosophic knowledge.Meletus, for example, did not understand the philosophic language and probably had never spent hours ... did not understand the philosophic language and probably had never spent hours of self-examination. Meletus didn't understand what Socrates was saying, and he greatly misunderstood how Socrates cared ...

(4 pages) 251 0 3.2 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Pierre Bourdieu and Plato: Both proclaim the truth is the right approach to life.

is used in this quotation, it conveys a meaning that the story was fictitious.This accusation that Meletus and others brought upon Socrates is a sensational approach on what Socrates was really doing ... e true" (Plato, 71). By doing so, his accusers dispatched the untrue to many of the Greek citizens. Meletus made up stories about Socrates because people would listen to interesting things.This tactic ...

(9 pages) 63 1 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The Apology: the accusations against Socrates leading to his death.

lieving in Athenian gods). ??especially now, when I am being tried for impiety on the indictment of Meletus.? From Socrates? enemies' point of view, he is guilty of impiety for not supporting the reli ...

(5 pages) 139 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Socrates and faithfulness.

horses well) exists, then horses must exist too (28)." So, if he believes in spiritual entities as Meletus' statement affirms, he must believe in spiritual beings as well. Therefore, Socrates cannot ...

(3 pages) 78 1 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

A study on Plato, Aquinas, Anselm, and Pascal.

ial, there are also some specific accusers who have brought a charge against him. These are Anytus, Meletus, and Lycon: 'Socrates is guilty of corrupting the young, and of failing to acknowledge the g ... this to you...4)So much for his defence against his bad reputation. Socrates then turns to question Meletus using his Socratic Method. Meletus say that: "Socrates is guilty of corrupting the young, an ...

(13 pages) 148 1 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Reputation and Socrates

(Plato p.27)Socrates also feels that those who place the blame on him have personal vendettas. "...Meletus being vexed on behalf of the poets, Anytus on behalf of the craftsmen and the politicians, L ...

(5 pages) 89 2 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The apology, plato

cites their contempt as the reason for his being put on trial.Socrates then proceeds to interrogate Meletus, the man primarily responsible for bringing Socrates before the jury. This is the only insta ... enchus, or cross-examination, which is so central to most Platonic dialogues. His conversation with Meletus, however, is a poor example of this method, as it seems more directed toward embarrassing Me ...

(2 pages) 64 0 2.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Reflection on Socrates

ims to speak the truth and makes those who think they know it all appear to be fools. At one point, Meletus does not know what to say because he is dumfounded by Socrates' arguments. Socrates says, "I ... to say because he is dumfounded by Socrates' arguments. Socrates says, "I cannot help thinking that Meletus is reckless and impudent and that he has written this indictment in a spirit of mere wantonn ...

(3 pages) 67 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Divine Command Theory and the Euthyphro Dilemma.

was prompted to inquire into the spirit of piety and his very moral fiber after a politician named Meletus charged him with corrupting the young with his impiety. Euthyphro's dilemma surrounds Socrat ... hro's knowledge of all things divine, wishes to become Euthyphro's student so that he can challenge Meletus before the trial. He asks Euthyphro to prove what piousness is using logic, but Euthyphro is ...

(4 pages) 67 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Socrates.

e newer generations of willful and violent youth in another attempt to overthrow Democracy.The poet Meletus also prosecuted Socrates in his trial. He prosecuted Socrates as questioning what is above a ... ocrates as questioning what is above and below. In another sense Socrates was questioning the Gods. Meletus calls Socrates an atheist in which he does not believe in any god (pg. 27). Gods such as Zeu ...

(6 pages) 57 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Imagine you were present at Socrates' trial. Write a short speech in which you either state why he should be declared innocent or why he should be found guilty.

harges have been brought against him for proving that these men really are not wise, the poets that Meletus represents, the craftsmen and politicians that Anytus stands for and the orators that Lycon ... h them how to act in this way, nor did he ask for a fee in return for what they had learnt from him.Meletus was first accusing Socrates of being an atheist, he then went on to say that Socrates was co ...

(2 pages) 28 1 3.5 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Plato's "Apology"

ny people to dislike like him.Next, he attempts to prove his innocence. Through a conversation with Meletus, he shows that the charge of corrupting the minds of the young is irrelevant because everyon ... that he believes will condemn him.After Socrates' defense the jury gives the verdict of guilty and Meletus ask for the death penalty. Socrates claims to not be distressed by the result because he exp ...

(3 pages) 46 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Was Socrates guilty or not?

izing and examining myself and others"(29a). After this part of the speech Socrates manages to sway Meletus toward his point. Which was that - it's impossible to have beliefs in goods and not believe ... m. Socrates answer to this , "...and this is what will cause my condemnation if I am condemned; not Meletus of Anytus, but the slender and envy of the many. This has convicted many other good men too, ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Posining The Fly

ir actions. Socrates was simply stating his ideas to who ever wanted to listen, and he wondered how Meletus could think that by doing this he was corrupting the youth. "But do you still claim, ... biness for exercise, or who has given in to any base indulgence because of me." "No," said Meletus, "but I most certainly know of those whom you have persuaded to listen to you rather than to ...

(3 pages) 396 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Plato's Apology- How Socrates was a Negative Effect on Athens

ve been more and more offended citizens, not the enlightenment he was trying to spread. In reality, Meletus and the other citizens responsible for Socrates' trial and death sentence actually saved his ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy