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Apology By Plato In Plato's Apology, Socrates is on trial, being prosecuted on the charge of impiety. His accusers, Meletus, Anytus, and Lycon, wanted Socrates punished for "enquiring into things under the earth and in the heavens, and making the weaker argument the stronger, and teaching these same things to other people." Socrates was put on trial to defend himself and his actions. But Socrates did not feel the need to defend himself only to …

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…much as this. What impressed me most was Socrates' constant questioning of everything. With each question came an answer, followed by a new question, and so on. Each answer seemed to lead closer to the "bottom truth" of the matter. It made me wonder why I would ever accept anything at face value again. There is so much to be learned through simple questioning and the path to knowledge is paved with them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**