After the Athenian jury passes a guilty verdict, do you agree or disagree with Socrates’ decision to accept the death penalty?
Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Socrates is a very interesting figure in the history of philosophy. He is considered one of the founding fathers of western philosophy, yet, there is so much that is not know about him. What we know of him actually comes from the writings of others, as he did not actually write anything down. The three main sources for Socrates comes from Aristophanes, a playwright, Xenophon, a soldier and historian, and Plato and student of Socrates and fellow philosopher. The Apology is Plato’s dialog of Socrates’ defense/speech at his trial. He is charged with impiety and the corruption of the youth. Apology, in the context of the dialog, means a defense. He is not actually apologizing for what he views as appropriate behavior on his part.I am providing the following links for you to help you read and understand Plato’s Apology. Two of the links are parts of lectures by other philosophy professors. Since our class does not meet face-to-face, I think you will find them useful.If you still do not have the textbook, I am providing a link to the full text of Plato’s Apology. Your text book provides an excerpt from the full dialog. http://www.sjsu.edu/people/james.lindahl/courses/Phil70A/s3/apology.pdfhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-YPNpPxS8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okZHInakSYohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkEzTrLkpTM In the third video, the speaker is also discussing another Platonic dialogue, Euthyphro. The speaker does discuss the Socratic Method and additional information on Socrates. Also, I am adding some additional information for you in the form of a powerpoint. Before there was Socrates, there were a group of philosophers known as the Pre Socratics. Take a look at the powerpoint to gain insight into how philosophy developed in the Western Tradition. Week 3 Discussion Question: (textbook, pages 27-38)In Plato’s Apology, Socrates finds himself defending his way of questioning and thinking via of a charge of corrupting the youth to an Athenian jury. After reading the dialog and the presentation of charges and defense of those charges, do you find Socrates guilty? Explain your answer. After the Athenian jury passes a guilty verdict, do you agree or disagree with Socrates’ decision to accept the death penalty? Again, explain your answer and cite lines from the dialog. What seems to be Socrates’ method of argument (also known as the Socratic method)?