He first encountered a well known politician. He observed from poets that they thought themselves wise based upon the strength of their poems and believed to be wise in things which they had no wisdom in, beacuse they couldn't give real meaning to the things they described in their poetry. And sometimes, you will never find a conclusion to your initial question. Of all Athenians you have been the most constant resident in the city, which, as you never leave, you may be supposed to love. I never intentionally hurt anyone so it would be unjust for me to impose a penalty on myself.
He was found guilty of various charges and condemned to death - drinking poison. For men will love you in other places to which you may go, and not in Athens only; there are friends of mine in Thessaly, if you like to go to them, who will value and protect you, and no Thessalian will give you any trouble. With that being the case Socratese believed he was wiser then everyone else becuase he found that those who were proclaimed wise were really not. Socrates goes to Euthryfro seeking to understand the concept of piety. In the matter of just and unjust, fair and foul, good and evil, which are the subjects of our present consultation, ought we to follow the opinion of the many and to fear them; or the opinion of the one man who has understanding, and whom we ought to fear and reverence more than all the rest of the world: and whom deserting we shall destroy and injure that principle in us which may be assumed to be improved by justice and deteriorated by injustice; is there not such a principle? But I only have human knowledge, not certain and divine knowledge of the most important things, like virtue. He defends himself against the atheism charge very well.
Socrates portrays the perfect example of a person with principles, in spite of what everyone else considers to be right. A man who taught us to ackowledge our souls. Euthyphro Socrates seeks advise from Euthyphro so that he is not accused of corrupting the youth through false deities and poems. Will you then flee from well-ordered cities and virtuous men? Was the disciple in gymnastics supposed to attend to the praise and blame and opinion of every man, or of one man only- his physician or trainer, whoever that was? And where will be your fine sentiments about justice and virtue then? Or are you under the impression that they will be better cared for and educated here if you are still alive, although absent from them; for that your friends will take care of them? And now you run away and forsake your agreements. In doing so figures out piety is the act of tending to the gods or in other words praying and offering gifts to them. An oddly fitting term for one of the wests and histories most famous philosophers, Socrates.
However,he didn't willing do anything to break those laws. At the end Socrates believes that may be death was better than being alive because he did not wanted to be part of a lie that all these people had against him. In Socrates opinion, the most common quality among the politicians,poets and craftsmen is their belief that they are wise when as a matter of fact they all lack that quality. At least he acknowledges the fact that there is more to things than he can comprehend, as opposed to believing only what he thinks he knows, like they did. This goes for the Artists and the Craftsmen as well. Nay; but if they who call themselves friends are truly friends, they surely will.
According to Socrates, politicians, poets and craftsmen believed they were wise and knew of everything. Has a philosopher like you failed to discover that our country is more to be valued and higher and holier far than mother or father or any ancestor, and more to be regarded in the eyes of the gods and of men of understanding? It is only arrogance and hubris that drive these men to create their poems, govern their people, and create their crafts. This happen because he went around asking people who are wised question and proving that e is wiser than they are. In fact, since most of the Platonic dialogues are named after a person that participates in it, I thought it interesting that the trial is called the Apology. Socrates considers his actions of giving the people of Athens the appearance of reality and not false happiness to be his contribution to Athens. Dear Crito, your zeal is invaluable, if a right one; but if wrong, the greater the zeal the greater the evil; and therefore we ought to consider whether these things shall be done or not.
Would that be decent of you? Would you argue with Jesus over what was pious? Very good; and is not this true, Crito, of other things which we need not separately enumerate? Once you get a taste of this kind of thing, you do not want to give it up. There is no doubt in my mind that it is important for a community to have members that engage in critical thinking, and the examined life, but I also think it important to point out that it is no good for a community to have too many members doing this. I am to die on the day after the arrival of the ship? Just as the over look shortcoming in our society. He knew that feeding our souls would make us wiser, because our souls are the connection to the world that awaits us. Socrates' Apology Socrates' goal was to see if he could find one man truly wiser than him.
One other thing that Socrates found in common after meeting with each three is that he feels superior in being himself amongst each three of the politician, poet, and craftsman. So I walked off thinking that neither of us were so smart, but I thought I was better off than he was because he doesn't really know anything, but thinks he does. But all in all, he could not derail from his devotion to God. He assured them he deserves neither prison nor exile. I admire Socrates for standing up and not giving in, for believing that this may have been part of a higher plan for him metaphysically and therefore he would not fear death.
Socrates proved that true wisdom is knowing and accepting that you don't know everthing and by that he was actually wiser. I think this is exactly the kind of feeling that has so often been discussed here at the Forum. For you never went out of the city either to see the games, except once when you went to the Isthmus, or to any other place unless when you were on military service; nor did you travel as other men do. His teachings were considered treason to those that were ignorant. The notion that Socrates was trying to get across was not that he was better but better off because he realized that he did not fully understand everything,which kept him open-minded.