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What were Socrates thoughts during his trial?

Socrates was charged by the following:
(1) corrupting the youth,
(2) inventing “new gods”
(3) not believing in the old ones.
What were his thoughts during this trial, how did he defend himself.

If you can find quotes to back up your reasoning it would be helpful.
This would be helpful cause I want to write an essay on this.

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Brett Andrew Jones
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he was probably thinking, “oh shit.”

karl
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people believed he was a sophist and thought that he was corrupting the young, “You have been corrupting the young.” (platos apology- 3b) this was then taken to the courts. “you are going to the court” said zeus

Nancy S
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Nancy S

Socrates defended himself when brought to trial by stating that clear knowledge of the truth is essential for the correct conduct of life. Action, he said, equals knowledge. Virtue can be taught because correct action involves thought. He implied that rulers should be men who know how to rule, not necessarily those who have been elected. He appeared dangerous to Athenian democracy, but what he defended were the foundations of that democracy. Socrates introduced the idea of universal definitions. He believed that although individual people vary and are constructed differently, the definitions of how they are similar or vary remain… Read more »

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Interesting question. Despite Socrates was charged of corrupting the youth, his pupils has reverence on him. This is because he was a man as well as a philosopher. He had at great risk saved the life of Alcibiades in battle. He could drink a gentlemen without fear and without excess,. But no doubt they liked best in him the modesty of his wisdom. During his trial, Socrates thought and had in mind that he has his own religious faith> He believed in one God and hoped in his modest way that death would not quite destroy him. But he knew… Read more »

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he defended himself by pointing to the obvious illegalities and illogical circumstance of charging him with anything. he defended himself by saying that his accusers should be the ones on trial. also, when he realized that the jury would let him off easy (they told him so–even asked him to give them a fair penalty, or fine), Socrates, being his usual self, decided to offend everyone there by saying that they should give him something. anyway, they ended up sentencing him to death, which he had several opportunities to escape and didn’t, calling even more attention to the fact that… Read more »

toocan
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toocan

for what purpose would it be helpful?

Jim R
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Jim R

He was probably wondering what was in that cup.