Essay Samples on Philosophical Works

The Irony of Socrates' Prose 'Apology'

In this narrative, I will attempt to explain the Apology, by Socrates. He proclaimed his innocence of charges that he had suborned the youth men Of Athens and he would attempt to plead his case in front of several Athenian Council members (Alan De Botton,…

Socrates' View of Society Throughout His Trials

Plato’s Apology and Crito follow Socrates through the trial and sentencing of his supposed crimes against Athens. Socrates believes himself to have been wrongly convicted of crimes against society and yet he accepts his punishment. He attempts, throughout this process, to reconcile his belief in…

Literature Analysis Of Phaedo By Plato

The following analysis will examine the Phaedo by Plato. The following questions will be addressed: What is the historical context of this period? Who was the author and what is his bias? What was the author’s intent in writing this and whom did he see…

Plato's Thoughts On Justice

Throughout the book The Republic Plato, Socrates, and the rest of their peers constantly discuss what justice is. Spanning over the course of several chapters, they compare what an ideal city would be like and how the ordering of the city is the same as…

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