The fact remains that socrates was tried and found guilty in an athenian court in the absence of any externally valid conception of justice, socrates was found guilty by the method of athenian practice, and insofar as this constituted justice for that society, it was what he deserved. Socrates: guilty or not socrates: guilty or notsocrates is one of the founders of western philosophy the dialogues, written by many of his students, such as plato, represent a unique way of questioning how we should live our lives, and who do we aspire to become. Among other accusations, socrates is found guilty of impiety (not worshipping the gods the state worships), corruption of the youth (infusing into the young persons the spirit of criticism of athenian society), among other accusations.
Socrates is guilty of crime in refusing to recognise the gods acknowledged by the state, and importing strange divinities of his own he is further guilty of corrupting the young xenophon elaborates further on the trouble in which socrates was embroiled because he followed principles instead of the will of the people. The trial of socrates was justified by the laws of the time, a cambridge university classicist has concluded, dismissing suggestions that the athenian philosopher's death was the result of one of. I think socrates would indefinitely agree that he's guilty, as his idea of guilt is based on the governing of the justice system that, as a free man, he chose to remain in his argument for his guilt is outlined in his plato's crito.
Socrates, guilty or not ancient athens was the site of a growing culture philosophy was among the many improvements and discoveries being made. After being found guilty during the debate to determine what the sentence should be socrates proposed that he be allowed to eat at the public table, which implied that his corruption of the youth was a service to the city and was more than his accusers could stomach. The outcome of the trial was that socrates was found guilty and sentenced to be put to death by hemlock poisoning the question is whether socrates was truly guilty or just another person fallen to the early form of democracy of a people who were possibly jealous and afraid of socrates.
Meletus has no real case against socrates and does little to prove that socrates is guilty of the charges brought against him socrates is clearly innocent he has spent his entire life doing nothing but examining his own life so he can better himself and help in on the path to become wise. Socrates was guilty in law following the peloponnesian war [431-404 bc], sparta imposed on athens that thirty men should be appointed to draft the ancestral laws as the basis for a permanent constitution and meanwhile to direct the administration (hammond, p 443. Socrates' trial 399 bc meletus accuses socrates of impiety and corrupting the young to the surprise of many who thought that socrates would get the message and flee, socrates shows up for his trial apparently, meletos believes that socrates is the only guilty of this.
Socrates believed that there was a single god, and he did not believe in a flawed, reproachable god like those depicted in greek mythology despite the claims of impiety, socrates' indictment was politically motivated. 3 they will not all have voted 'guilty' for exactly the same reasons6 some, per haps, were motivated by political hostility to socrates, because of his association. Socrates: guilty or innocent of charges socrates: was he guilty or innocent of the crimes he was charged with most of the information that we learn about socrates comes from the work and writings of one of his students, plato.
Yes, socrates was guilty of the charges against him one of my favorite passages in the platonic dialogues is when callicles attacks philosophy: philosophy is graceful in youth, like the lisp of infancy, and should be cultivated as a part of education but when a grown-up man lisps or studies. Socrates’ preference of death to exile∗ by abolfazl karimi there is much discussion about whether socrates’ reasons about not to escape is valid or not and if he should have actually escaped but as he mentions in the crito, one of his reasons for not being about to escape is that he could. The trial of socrates was justified by the laws of the time, according to a new study from cambridge university through the centuries, historians have portrayed the 399bc trial as a travesty, with socrates forced to face charges invented by his ignorant fellow citizens he was found guilty of.
Was he guilty of his charges socrates then addresses those who voted to acquit him, to reconcile themselves to his fate he remarks that the divine voice that often warns him against harmful actions has remained silent throughout the trial and throughout his own speech. The more serious of the charges brought against socrates was impiety, since this could bring (as it was thought at the time) actual harm to athens if the gods became angry enough to punish the city. Socrates (469—399 bce) his insistence that he had direct, personal access to the divine made him appear guilty to enough jurors that he was sentenced to death b the socratic problem: the philosophical socrates.