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Socrates 2.6 – Apology

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

We should reflect that there is much reason to hope for a good result on other grounds as well. one of two things. it is the dead have no consciousness of anything, or, as we are told, it is really

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Socrates 2.5 – Apology

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

I should very much like to say a few words to reconcile you to the result, while the officials are busy and I am not yet on my way to the place where I must die. I ask you, gentlemen,

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Socrates 2.4 – Apology

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

35e There are a great many reasons, gentlemen, why this result — I mean — but the chief reason is that the result was not unexpected. but now it seems that if a mere thirty votes had gone the other

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Socrates 2.3 – Apology

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

— high-principled and patriotic as he claims to be — and after that against the rest. first again, as though it represented a fresh prosecution. Such is the charge. Let us examine its points one by one. First it says

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Socrates 2.2 – Apology

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

After puzzling about it for some time, I set myself at last with considerable reluctance to check the truth of it in the following way. and pointing out to my divine authority, You said that I was the wisest of

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Socrates 4.1 – Last Thoughts

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

It’s worth asking how Socrates himself might assess all that “influence.” That’s something I want you to consider as you get to know him: Would he see his charge as largely fulfilled today? After all psycho-therapy is a pillar devoted

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Socrates 3.1 – Alcibiades I

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

103a Socrates Son of Cleinias, I have not spoken one word to you for so many years. The cause of this has been nothing human, but a certain spiritual opposition, 1 of whose power you shall be informed at some

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Socrates 2.1 – Apology

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

I was especially astonished at one of their many misrepresentations; I mean when they told you that you must be careful not to let me deceive you — the implication being that I am a skillful speaker. I thought that

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Socrates 1.4 – Aporia and the Wisdom of Emptiness

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

Socrates’ interrogations lead to a condition the Greeks called ‘aporia‘ (literally translated, ‘perplexity’, ‘impasse’, ‘puzzlement’). Socrates himself refers to it as “the torpedo” and claims its “shock” is “of advantage,” intellectually speaking. But its tendency in the larger process is

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Socrates 1.3 – A Trend-Transcending Radical

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

Not every account of philosophy gives such prominence to values and the dimension of personal meaning. It is true that some modern philosophers consider their work to be primarily technical and analytical, without any necessary connection to the personal. Some

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