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Date Created: 08/31/16
I. Introduction to Socrates—review setup for Apology 1. Socrates's mission and his wisdom His wisdom is that he knows he lacks wisdom. 2. More of his defense: Socrates tries to defend his conduct and certainly not apologize for it. He speaks with honesty and directness. A. How Socrates thinks he benefits the city Thinks what he does is very important because he makes other people broaden their ideas and think critically openminded. B. The accusations 1. Impiety Falsifying God 2. Corrupting the young Either I don’t corrupt the youth or if I do, I do it unwillingly. 3. The two sets of accusers C. Socrates's arguments against Meletus (Brought Socrates before the Jury) "To prove Meletus wrong, Socrates undertakes to show that he must believe in gods of some sort." Socrates tries to show the jury that Meletus is ignorant and a fool. D. Why one need not fear death Only God knows what happens after death. E. A puzzle about his punishment Tells jury that no one knows what happens after death and those who were against him are more in harm than they harmed him. IV. Finish up Apology for next time. Socrates likens himself to a gadfly stinging the lazy horse which is the Athenian state. Without him, Socrates claims, the state is liable to drift into a deep sleep, but through his influence irritating as it may be to someit can be wakened into productive and virtuous action.
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