Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Reading #14: The Apology

The Apology, Plato

1.  What are the two charges brought against Socrates?
2.  How does Socrates respond to each of these?
3.  What did Socrates think the oracle meant in calling him the most wise?
4.  Who did Socrates question about wisdom?
5.  Why did Socrates want wisdom?
6.  What verdict did Socrates think should be given and why?
7.  What punishment did Socrates think should be given to him and why?
8.  Why wasn't Socrates afraid of death?
9.  What did Socrates ask be done for his sons?  Why?
10.  What is the Socratic method and how can it arrive at knowledge?  At wisdom?