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Philosophy
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PHIL 010S
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N/ A
Semester
Fall

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Philosophy 0105 September 2013The Gadfly SocratesSocrates way of philosophical thinking and speaking is consider an outcast but at the same time a genius way ahead of his time Some of the conventionalist thinkers even call him a type of Gadfly The man takes simple conventional ideas and uses it as a basis for thinking outside of the box His approach is effective to the point that he should be called the Father of PhilosophySocrates uses his critics own false injustice and conventional indictments to his advantage During his trial against all three of Meletus accusations Socrates uses a logical argument to prove his critics lies in the first of these accusations For example Meletus states to the court that he is an advocate for the improvement of youth who he believes become more responsible by the laws judges in the Athenian courts pass Socrates reveals this u
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