Plato, i believe, saw socrates as the real statesman, who had he been allowed to live, would have made an excellent philosopher-king in his book jesus shock , kreeft takes his thinking even further to show how jesus not only pursued a way like socrates, the truth like socrates, and the life like socrates. Socratic knowledge, christian love, confucian virtue and buddhist emptiness: guiding principles for socrates' view of knowledge, jesus' conception of love, confucius' idea of virtue and buddha's path of and living, and could be look to for a model and philosophy of life or for a guiding purpose and direction, we will. This is significant, given that aristotle's ethical theory is (like plato's) 'eudaimonist' (meaning that our morality aims at our happiness) mention of the divine is not merely conventional for aristotle, but does important philosophical work in the eudemian ethics (1249b5–22) he tells us that the goal of our lives. John durham peters writes in socrates and jesus represent two contrasting but enduring models of communication jesus serves this spreading of the seed is compared to christian love – it is meant to transcend the personal we ought to love everyone as we would love our own family it's a broadcast. Author theodore feder believes these clearly depicted figures represent the great greek philosophers socrates and aristotle with the creation of the septuagint in the third century bc, the greek translation of the hebrew bible spread throughout the greco-roman world the presence of these men in a. Much has been written already about similarities and differences between the trials of socrates and jesus this short sketch tries to understand instead, he accepts the legal verdict and, thus, resists a competition between his potential own sacrificial order of things and the actual one in short, socrates. Our current penchant for an evolutionary explanation of moral and emotional life disposes us to believe that every remarkable action is in fact perfectly a comparison may be made, though, between socrates's ethics and the stringent, even outlandish demands of jesus: socrates admits in the crito that.
Having examined the details of the lives and educational work of confucius and socrates, let us now summarize the main points of each chapter and examine neither confucius nor socrates left any major writings like so many other philosophers have done, but like buddha and jesus, they had devoted disciples who. To follow this we compare what justin wrote in second apology 108: christ was and is the logos who is in everyone, and the individual soul is rooted in the intelligible world, but it is contaminated with matter insofar as it enters into real union with the. In the oldest of the indian writings, the vedas, ethics is an integral aspect of philosophical and religious speculation about the nature of reality aristotle's argument for regarding the life of the intellect so highly, however, is different from plato's, and the difference is significant because aristotle committed a fallacy that has. It is in this celestial dimension that the full range and depth of epicurus' critique of religion become evident the difference between democritus and epicurus in the field of atomistic philosophy is reproduced in the macro-dimension whatever may be said in favour of democritus' astronomical views in the context of his own.
As christianity spread throughout the hellenic world, an increasing number of church leaders were educated in greek philosophy the dominant philosophical traditions of the greco-roman world then were stoicism, platonism, and epicureanism stoicism and, particularly, platonism were readily incorporated into christian. I'm looking at the possibility that jesus was affected by socrates' life to such an extent that he tried to copy him are there any information that would exclude such a possibility i would recommend you consider, however, the logical status of fictional discourse and the lack of historical support for either jesus of nazareth as. Furthermore plato was not only a philosopher but an excellent writer reading a dialogue one admire his powers in expressing very difficult points however i regard aristotle as greater since he saved forms and :ideas but he rooted these on the real world socrates, was essentially a teacher like jesus or pythagoras. Because his life is widely considered paradigmatic for the philosophic life and, more generally, for how anyone ought to live, socrates has been encumbered with the admiration and emulation normally reserved for founders of religious sects—jesus or buddha—strange for someone who tried so hard to.
Mcleod-harrison, mark s (2014) socrates and st paul: can christian apologetics be public philosophy, essays in philosophy: vol to share, he too was involved in apologetics on a daily basis and after his arrest his life parallels paul's in many ways, the major difference, and an important one. It is common to hear jesus compared with socrates because they were both executed for standing up for their ideals but although some have labeled philosophy as learning to die well, it is not jesus's death that makes him a philosopher, but his life, in which, like socrates, he moved about teaching and. It is indeed hard to believe, but for the last 4 years we have been meeting with such a nice group of you during our jesus meets aristotle philosophy dinners it has been such a delight and a philosophy is sometimes dismissed as a wholly “ head in the clouds” discipline with no relevance to everyday life the truth is that. Of the principal forms assumed by greek philosophy during this interval must have been a step in the preparation for christian- ity,”13 the comparison is, in what may fairly be termed essentials, of external interest only it is easy to show that the life of socrates, like that of christ, was remarkable for its consistency neither the.
The greek philosophers' search for the meaning of life illuminated by the divine revelation of christian theology reason coupled with faith [augustine and aquinas] and finding socrates' allusive definition of truth in the reality of jesus christ, the way, the truth, and the life as revealed the gospel of st john 14:6. Contrasts, socrates and jesus live parallel lives in these pages, their separate claims upon us neither fully distinguished nor reconciled the chief merit of this book lies in the unconventional similarities and differences to which gooch points he is right, for instance, to emphasize the religious character of socrates' life and.
Socratic philosophy contrasted with christianity: wrong-doing is ignorance contrasted with the forgiveness of sins jesus spoke in the context of religion, and religious ways of looking at things are sometimes incomprehensible, for faith believes even despite what man sees with his eyes, and that god is the father is taken. During a god debate with dinesh d'souza at notre dame, christopher hitchens illustrates the fact that religion is not falsifiable he makes that point that e. The unexamined life is not worth living -- socrates several of the philosophers we have already discussed considered it the pinnacle of their careers to come and teach in this great city if it seems strange to talk about ideas or ideals as somehow more real than the world of our experiences, consider science the law.
How amazing it is that the deep and manifold longings of the antique pagan world were so wonderfully satisfied in the advent of god's messiah the great philosopher informs alcibiades that there is a risk in approaching his god in prayer, lest he should be refused and even penalized he counsels alcibiades therefore to. Birth and early life later life and trial the peloponnesian war and the threat to democracy greek religion and socrates' impiety the socratic problem: the philosophical socrates origin of the socratic problem aristophanes xenophon plato aristotle content: what does socrates think presocratic philosophy and. Probably no two characters have been more compared than jesus and socr such comparison enables us to understand both the better, provided only it is n rhetorical and is very careful as to the facts mr bostick's article covers this f field in such a way as to revive interest in both of the two great lives compared it is the. Although he never outright rejected the standard athenian view of religion, socrates' beliefs were nonconformist he often referred to god two of his younger students, the historian xenophon and the philosopher plato, recorded the most significant accounts of socrates' life and philosophy for both, the socrates that.