What would Socrates likely say about the necessity of rulers in the kallipolis?

to measure things? It's nice not having to guess at how long something is. Does he talk about yardsticks or metersticks? What about tape measures? Or does he limit it to just the standard 1 foot ruler? I think they're all important

Why does Socrates think ‘Philosophy’ is worth dying for? What exactly is he dying for?

Look for the answer in the Socratic doctrine that "it is better to suffer than to do injustice". He tells Crito that he will escape as his friend urges him to do if Crito can show him that he can do so without committing an injustice. Socrates argues that it can never be right to return injustice for injustice. Since he has lived his life in Athens and under her laws, he has tacitly agreed to a contract with her. If he were to escape he would be, in as much as it was in his power, harming his city. This he says would be unjust. Thus he argues that even though he has been unjustly condemned to die, it would be unjust for him to escape. It would be returning an injustice for an injustice. Write the paper with this focus and then ask, Could it possibly be the duty of an innocent man to go to his death when he might escape the unjust sentence?

What were the reasons to convict Socrates in the his trial?

He was charged with impiety and corrupting the youth of Athens.

What article did Socrates talk about if it is good for philosophers to die or look forward to death?

What??!! Everyone dies! What Socrates was saying about death is that he did not fear it. For him it was a way of separating further his soul from the entrapings of the flesh and the illusions brought about by the human sensory experience.

What did Socrates consider the role of the philosopher to be?

I learned about him in class 9(last year,lol),and as far as I remember he was an orthologist and separated mythological from historical fact...:)

How does Socrates address Meno's paradox with his theory of recollection?

Epistemic Paradoxes: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epistemic-paradoxes/ -one cannot learn anything by asking Qs?- -inquirer being partially ignorant is the solution to the paradox- -"he knows enough to recognize a correct answer but not enough to answer on his own"- --"knowledge of the conditional, is conditional knowledge"-- .

Is there evidence Socrates was a humble person?

for one youv'e picked an amazing question. I have often wondered this myself. And i dont think Plato wrote anything very kind about sacrates. Plato didnt want sacrates to have success and his writing was a way of preventing him from being know for good reasons. I dont think there is evidence of his humbleness(is that a word) but i believe that he was.

How can I defend Socrates in the charge of corrupting the youth?

Have a look at: www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/socrates/socratesaccount.html - 31k -


The best information on him you can get is from the book, Socrates Cafe, by Christopher Phillips. It centers around philosophy, but at the heart of it is Socrates. It's a pretty interesting read, too, if you have the time.

Socrates !!!!!!!!!!?

It is wicked maybe because it is a thinking error to be wrong. For instance, when you make a common error in a mathematical equation, it could be a shameful event if you were a very suave mathematician. Justice is good in itself is because it is not a thinking error when justice is served, it is entirely correct. The Ring of Gyges parable states that at the most, justice is a moral construct and when he is set free from his bonds, he becomes a truant. However, when viewing from the angle that Socrates makes clear, from the angle of a thinking error, and from the angle of justice being served because of suave thinking, it is clearly shameful because it ends up as an mistake in the calculation, and no man, who is worth his salt would want to commit such gross thinking errors, for it would mean that he was morally bankrupt as well as mathematically, from the point of view of ethical equative thought. Ethics are more or less mathematical processes that evolved in man, in which he makes likely choices based on a delibrative processes which resemble mathematical equations to a certain extent. When making ethical decisions, man thinks about fairness and justice and correctness, and an ethical decision means that the man is indeed a good mathematician, or of good background and gene.