Socrates

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Socrates

Socrates
Socrates was accused of many things in the Athens market. Socrates was accused of being a
man who makes the worse argument into the stronger argument. A man who knows about the
heavens and earth and therefore any one who believe this must not believe in the gods.
Socrates was accused of being an atheist. Most of the people that followed him around his
quest were inquisitive. Where as most adults would walk by Socrates with his "annoying
question" the youth stopped to see what he had to say. The youth became his followers when
he went out to ask questions that undermined society. Therefore, Socrates was accused of
corrupting the youth. I do not believe that Socrates was guilty. For the fact that he was
not responsible for the way, other people used what he said.

Socrates is the seeker of self-knowledge. He poses the question, "how can I know about the
world if I do not know who I'm". Then the society says, "know thyself". These two sayings
sound alike but society has something else in mind, know thyself means that you must know
your place in society. Socrates wanted people to find out who they were by themselves and
not let society tell them who they were. You have to know how you think and act in certain
situation to know yourself. Knowing yourself in a sense helps you in fact know the world.
Socrates might have believed it takes time to know yourself rather than just saying you
know who you are. Therefore, Socrates went out to find an answer to the question "What is
X?" Socrates asks the question what is piety to man named Euthyphro. Socrates is looking
for the universal meaning of what piety is. Euthyphro thought he knew the answer but no
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