Socratic method Perhaps his most important contribution to Western thought is his dialectic method of inquiry, known as the Socratic method or method of "elenchus", which he largely applied to the examination of key moral concepts such as the Good and Justice.
Socrates was a very brave man who stood up for what he believed in. He was offered a chance to live, but he chose death instead.
In a previous article published on Ancient Pages, we discussed why Socrates was such a brilliant mind and why his enigmatic personality and thoughts still continue to influence modern philosophers. The Death of Socrates BC: He drank the contents as though it was wine.
Wikipedia As much as the modern world admires Socrates today, he was not popular among many during his lifetime. Athens was a radical democracy that prided itself on freedom of speech.
All that Socrates did was talk and yet he was sentenced to death. Socrates was accused of "refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state" and of "corrupting the youth. At the time of the trial, Socrates was year-old.
The trial took place in the heart of the city. A crowd of spectators watched how three Athenian citizens, who were Socrates' accusers spent three hours presenting their arguments against the great philosopher.
Socrates was then allowed to defend himself for three hours. At the end of the trial, the jury convicted him by a narrow majority and given a death penalty. Interestingly, Socrates was given a choice he ignored.
The jury gave him the opportunity to suggests his own punishment for his crimes against the city-state of Athens. If Socrates had suggested exile, he could have lived.
However, Socrates was a stubborn, sarcastic and proud man who was not afraid of death. Then, he suggested that he could be fined a modest sum of money.
The jury discussed the choices proposed by Socrates and decided he was going to receive the death sentence.Chicago Fire Department Suicide Study.
November 30, by Dan DeGryse, Director of the Rosecrance Florian Program. 7 In 18 Seven suicides within an eighteen month period by active or retired members of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), a very distressing and alarming statistic! Aug 29, · SUMMARY: Socrates did not agree with suicide (Reference 1).
Athenian law prescribed death by drinking a cup of poison hemlock. Athenian law prescribed death by drinking a cup of poison hemlock.
Socrates drank the hemlock, as condemned at trial and executed his death-sentence. The objective of this program is to prepare candidates to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation by helping them to come to know, love, and live our Catholic faith. Know: Learn what we believe (based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church).
Sep 29, · Socrates tends to defend himself against general public prejudice and to regard the words of the indictment as secondary.
(Of course, that could cut either way. If Plato had a historical indictment that he did Why was Socrates forced to commit suicide? Francis A. Miniter: 9/29/02 PM: Excellent commentary. Having read it, I went. In ANCIENT GREECE, suicide was generally regarded as not wrong in itself, but there had to be a justification for it.
Although Plato was considered to be often opposed to suicide, he made three important exceptions: when “legally ordered by the State” (as in the case of Socrates); for painful and incurable illness; and when one is “compelled to . It seems like a very morbid and inhuman practice to treat the suicide note as a piece of literature, even if the author of said note is a writer as famous as Virginia Woolf.
And yet, why not? I can anticipate all sorts of ethical objections having to do with decency, and I share some of those.