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This may be a bad example for Socrates to bring up, for the Assembly was angry with the about the dead for much the same reason that the jury is suspicious about Socrates now.

With Socrates that is obvious, since he is accused of impiety (not honoring the gods of the city).
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"...question the rich and the poor if anyone is willing to answer my questions..." Socrates has already said that he questions "citizen and stranger," so we have a pretty complete catalogue of who he is likely to meet on the street, except .


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"If your sons were colts or calves..." Socrates loves his barnyard analogies.
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Socrates sets out to overcome the "unncessary difficulties" that Euthyphro is making and get the dialogue started again by offering a suggestion -- a typical moment in these dialogues (we actually can see it happen twice in the ): He asks whether "all that is pious is of necessity just." Euthyphro agrees to this but then is confused when Socrates turns it around and asks if, instead, all that is just is necessarily pious.


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Socrates believed that one must concentrate more on self development than on material things. He encouraged people to develop friendships and love amongst themselves. Humans possess certain basic philosophical or intellectual virtues and those virtues were the most valuable of all possessions. To act Good and to be truly Good from within is different and virtue relates to the Goodness of the soul.

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"Ideals belong in a world that only the wise man can understand". He had no particular beliefs on politics but did object to democracy, but disliked its Athenian form. Basically, he objected to any government that did not run on the basis of his ideas of perfect governance. Socrates refused to enter politics because he could not tell other people how to lead their lives when he didn't know how to live his own. He thought he was a philosopher of truth, which he had not fully discovered. Towards the end of his life, democracy was supplanted by the Thirty Tyrants for around one year, before being restored. For Socrates, the Thirty Tyrants were no better and arguably worse rulers than the democracy they sought to replace.

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()What is more, this doctrine provides an explanation of the effectiveness of Socratic method: the goal is not to convey new information but rather to elicit awareness of something that an individual already knows implicitly.

Plato (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Socrates believed that philosophy should achieve practical results for the greater well-being of society. He attempted to establish an ethical system based on human reason rather than theological doctrine. He pointed out that human choice was motivated by the desire for happiness. Ultimate wisdom comes from knowing oneself. The more a person knows, the greater his or her ability to reason and make choices that will bring true happiness. Socrates believed that this translated into politics with the best form of government being neither a tyranny nor a democracy. Instead, government worked best when ruled by individuals who had the greatest ability, knowledge, and virtue and possessed a complete understanding of themselves.