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Apology
-No evidence what actually happened at the trial
-The dialogue of what we have is Plato’s reconstruction, we don’t know if its fully true.
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- Socrates didn’t know how to give speeches, but Plato gives him a very powerful one.
- we have to assume Socrates is ignorant.
Socratic Paradox?
-Paradox is something that is counter to common belief.
Hamartanein (or erring): no one willingly screws up
No body ever wants to do anything but the right thing. There are no people that don’t ever
want to do the right thing. paradox
Why would anyone like plato, suppose that no one ever does wrong willingly. (If im
corrupting the youth, I am doin it involuntarily)