What is Aristotle trying to tell us? This assignment is to read pages 22-32 of Plato’s Apology, (the pages are attached) and answer questions with a strong focus on explaining why it matters or is significant to us. In other words, every question is actually asking “What is Aristotle trying to tell us?”
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Here are the questions. I have also attached them as a word document.
Reading Response A 1.1: Apology, (pages 22-32)
In your own words explain what Socrates first accusers are accusing him of.
What does Socrates do in response to hearing the news from the Oracle at Delphi? (See Page 26)
What do the poets and writers lack, according to Socrates’ that prevents them from being wise?
Does Socrates’ questioning of Euthyphro in the previous dialogue (i.e. Euthyphro) support the claims he is making here? Support your answer by appealing to specific passages from the two texts.
Why does Socrates ask if “the man exist who would rather be harmed than benefited by his associates?”
In what way does Meletus believe that Socrates corrupts the young?
9. What evidence does the text provide to support Socrates’ contention that he believes in “spiritual things”?
The following are guidelines on how to answer the questions in the Reading Response:
You should view these questions not as questions being asked by an instructor who already has the “correct” answer in mind but rather as questions being asked by