Ethical and Political Implications

The purpose of this assignment is to discuss the ethical and political implications of philosophical inquiry. The student will compare the events occurred in the Socratic dialogue The Apology and relate these events to current events.Write at least 500 words to describe your reaction to the events in the dialogue by Plato The Apology. Make sure you address the following questions: Here Socrates is charged of impiety. In your view, do you agree with the Jury’s decision? Is Socrates guilty of corrupting the youth of Athens with his anti-democratic message? Is philosophy a dangerous discipline? Why does Socrates refuse to pay a fine and accept the death penalty? Does this indicate that Socrates is crazy or a man of immense integrity?

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