Socrates’ accusers argued in favour of the death penalty, while socrates argued—with ill-judged sarcasm—that he should be rewarded for his actions after some reflection, he instead suggested a small fine. What matters for socrates, as i argue in h24h 24§48, is the resurrection of the ‘argument’ or logos, which means literally ‘word’, even if death may be the necessary pharmakon or ‘poison’ for leaving the everyday life and for entering the everlasting cycle of resurrecting the word. That is why he was killed by the immortals, since mortals must stay mortal but asklepios, even after death, retained his power to bring the dead back to life §3 so, what does socrates mean when he asks his followers, in his dying words, not to forget to sacrifice a rooster to asklepios §4.
In this paper i describe how socrates came to his conclusion that death is not bad (as described in plato's apology), and then show why this conclusion is false.
One day during the year 399 bc, socrates went on trial and was subsequently found guilty of both corrupting the minds of the youth of athens and of impiety (asebeia, not believing in the gods of the state), and as a punishment sentenced to death, caused by the drinking of a mixture containing poison hemlock.
On this day in 399 bc, socrates was sentenced to death in athens the ancient greek philosopher was executed for the difficult-to-define crimes of. In 399 bc socrates was accused of impiety and of neglect of the gods whom the city worships and the practise of religious novelties and of the corruption of the young the trial, last days, and death of socrates are successively related in several works by plato. O n a day in 399 bc the philosopher socrates stood before a jury of 500 of his fellow athenians accused of refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state and of corrupting the youth if found guilty his penalty could be death. The death of socrates (french: la mort de socrate) is an oil on canvas painted by french painter jacques-louis david in 1787 the painting focuses on a classical subject like many of his works from that decade, in this case the story of the execution of socrates as told by plato in his phaedo in this story, socrates has been convicted of corrupting the youth of athens and introducing strange.
Socrates was born circa 470 bc, in athens, greece we know of his life through the writings of his students, including plato and xenophon his socratic method, laid the groundwork for western systems of logic and philosophy when the political climate of greece turned, socrates was sentenced to death by hemlock poisoning in 399 bc.
Sentenced to death, socrates reflected that it might be a blessing: either a dreamless sleep, or an opportunity to converse in the underworld while the sacred ship was on its journey to delos, no executions were allowed in the city. Death of socrates socrates's death is described at the end of plato's phaedo, although plato was not himself present at the execution.