Anytus

Platonic Paradox
Platonic Paradox
Platonic Paradox To research Plato's paradox in the Meno, we can first consult the definition of what platonism is. Websters defines platonism as actual things are copies of transcendent ideas and that these ideas are the objects of true knowledge apprehended by reminiscence. For this essay, we will assume that trancendency is- that which is beyond comprehension, and reminiscence as past experience. The Meno is a dialogue between Socrates, a scholar and Meno, who eventually became an explo
Socrates
Socrates
Socrates THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOCRATES Philosophy was both serious and dangerous, Socrates chose to ignore both. Ignoring the first made him one of the most engaging of all philosophers, ignoring the second was to cost him his life. He was born in a middle class home in Athens, in 470 BCE. His parents were Phaenarete and Sophroniscus. His mother had a reputation for her patient and intuitive skill in delivering babies in and around the neighborhood. The latter, his father was a craftsman, stone
Socrates
Socrates
Socrates SOCRATES THE PHILOSOPHER Socrates is a noteworthy and important historical figure as a philosopher, because of his and his pupils? influence on the development of the philosophical world. His teachings, famous arguments, and ideas began the outgrowth of all later western philosophies. Born in 469 BC just outside of Athens, Socrates was brought up properly, and thoroughly educated. He was raised as most Athenians; developing both physical and mental strengths. Socrates then went on to le
Socrates the apology
Socrates the apology
The Attack on Socrates In order to understand what happened during the trial of Socrates it might help to have a better idea of what Socrates background. Plato was the pupil of Socrates. Little is known of Socrates because it is believed that Socrates never wrote anything. What we know of what Socrates might have said is from Plato. The Apology is the clearest picture of Socrates trial for impiety and corrupting the youth. As Socrates states in his trial (paragraph 1 line 7 page 780) for I am s