The following essay will analyze three quotes from Apology and Crito, find the correlation between them, and reveal any flaws that may exsist inside these arguments made by Socrates.
In this paper we present the authors’ experience of teaching a course in Ethics for Engineers, which has been delivered four times in three different universities in Spain and Chile. We begin by presenting the material context of the course (its place within the university program, the number of students attending, its duration, etc.), and especially the intellectual background of the participating students, in terms of their previous understanding of philosophy in general, and of ethics in particular. Next we set out the objectives of the course and the main topics addressed, as well as the methodology and teaching resources employed to have students achieve a genuine philosophical reflection on the ethical aspects of the profession, starting from their own mindset as engineers. Finally we offer some results based on opinion surveys of the students, as well as a more personal assessment by the authors, recapitulating the most significant achievements of the course and indicating its underlying Socratic structure.
The patrimony of a poor man lies in the strength and dexterity of his hand; and to hinder him from employing this strength and dexterity in what manner he thinks proper without injury to his neighbour is a plain violation of this most sacred property. Adam Smith 1723-1790, Scottish philosopher and economist in: The Wealth of Nations, 1776
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates 469-399 B.C., Ancient Greek ethicist-philosopher, Apol.
It is built in this way: do not multiply your belongings, but restrain our desires. Francesco Petrarca 1304-1374, Italian renaissance poet, scholar & humanist, one of greatest figures of Italian literature in "De Vita Solitaria"
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8
Alcibiades: But it holds thus, and I shall begin from here to take care of justice.
Socrates: I would like you also to continue; but I am shuddering, not from any mistrust of your nature, but from viewing the strength of the state, lest it prevail over both me and you. Plato 427 B.C.-347 B.C., famous ancient Greek philosopher, in the dialog "Alcibiades"
Know thyself. Plato 427 B.C.-347 B.C., famous ancient Greek philosopher, in the dialog "Alcibiades"
Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. Ayn Rand 1905 - 1982, US Russian-born novelist
Self-interest speaks all languages and plays all roles, even that of the unselfishly. François La Rochefoucauld 1613-1680, French writer, famous for Les Maximes, in which he tries to prove that the entire human acting is based on self-love
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it.
Ethics essay in examination following discussion on control environment failures. Students script what they would do in the face of an ethical dilemma such as one faced by an individual in one of the famous fraud cases
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. Socrates 469-399 B.C., Ancient Greek ethicist-philosopher
As men’s habits of mind differ, so that some more readily embrace one form of faith, some another, for what moves one to pray may move another to scoff, I conclude ...
The contradiction, it seems, focuses on whether or not Socrates is a proponent of civil (dis)obedience, and the apparent conflict between the two works revolves around passages from the Apology, that seem t...
Through Plato’s dialogues, Socrates has been portrayed and renowned for his involvement in the field of moral principles, and by this the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic Method had come about.
Ethics essay in examination following discussion on control environment failures. Students detail steps they would take in the face of an ethical dilemma such as one faced by an individual in one of the famous fraud cases.