The Apology of Socrates
What was Socrates on trial for? What were the two main accusations leveled at him?
What were Socrates’ own reasons behind his ‘calling’ as a philosopher?
What does Socrates claim that his own wisdom consists of?
When accused of searching into things in the heavens and in the earth below, Socrates responds that these are not his interests. Such questions were those of the Pre-Socratics, and were known as ‘natural philosophy.’ Toward what main question does Socrates turn the course of philosophy after him, and with which branch of philosophy is it concerned?