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The Academy of You

Was Socrates Wrongly Accused of Atheism?

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According to Plato’s Apology, Socrates refutes Meletus’ indictment of his atheism by claiming that he participates in all of the religious rituals practiced by his fellow Athenians. Socrates seems to want to be seen as someone who worships the immortal Olympians, making him a polytheist.

In Plato’s Euthyphro, however, Socrates tells Euthyphro that he cannot accept the traditional accounts of…

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Charles Gray

Charles Gray

“If it can be done, why do it?” Gertrude Stein