In the studies of Socrates you will almost always find cases that contain complaints or,.
just, the act of Socrates bothering people with his questions that, I must say, are poorly received.
by others. Surprisingly we have come across not one but two positive statements amidst all of the.
confusion that he has mustard up during the course of his life. In the sentence prior to this I want.
you to take note of the fact that I said "two positive statements." I hesitate in calling his.
statements teachings because he would never set himself out as a teacher. Although he has.
provided the world with his thoughts, that ring persistently throughout the minds of many whom.
study his philosophies, he was not a teacher. He was merely a great philosopher that set out to.
open the minds of others as he questioned them, in order to make them think of things that were.
unthought of. In these two positive statements I shall set out to explain his thoughts in a manner.
that is similar to the modern thoughts of today. I will also formulate my own opinions on the.
significance of the statements as the relate to his arguments on shame and death as found in the.
Apology and Crito. The significance of his self-proclaimed occupation as a "Gadfly" to Athens.
will also be represented. Please set out to form your own opinions on what will be stated and only.
use my interpretation as one of many ways that you may look through a spectrum and make a.
Both statements to be looked at come from Plato's, Gorgias. The first to be looked at is.
as follows " I would rather that my lyre, or some chorus in which I would sing, be out of tune and.
discordant, or that a great many people disagree with me and speak in opposition to me, than that.
I, being one, should be out of harmony with, and in opposition to, myself." (482C). This well.
spoken and artistic phrase is one that leaves most people lost and sets them in a uncomprehensible.