Was Socrates' suicide the ultimate act of courage or cowardice?
>>13283704Nationalistic courage I'd say.
>>13283704Neither. It was following the law to show how stupid it is.
He knew he couldn´t afford that rooster for Asklepios.
>>13283704Suicide is worse than cowardice.>Not only is suicide a sin, it is the sin. It is the ultimate and absolute evil, the refusal to take an interest in existence; the refusal to take the oath of loyalty to life. The man who kills a man, kills a man. The man who kills himself, kills all men; as far as he is concerned he wipes out the world. His act is worse (symbolically considered) than any rape or dynamite outrage. For it destroys all buildings: it insults all women. The thief is satisfied with diamonds; but the suicide is not: that is his crime. He cannot be bribed, even by the blazing stones of the Celestial City. The thief compliments the things he steals, if not the owner of them. But the suicide insults everything on earth by not stealing it. He defiles every flower by refusing to live for its sake. There is not a tiny creature in the cosmos at whom his death is not a sneer. When a man hangs himself on a tree, the leaves might fall off in anger and the birds fly away in fury: for each has received a personal affront. Of course there may be pathetic emotional excuses for the act. There often are for rape, and there almost always are for dynamite. But if it comes to clear ideas and the intelligent meaning of things, then there is much more rational and philosophic truth in the burial at the cross-roads and the stake driven through the body, than in Mr. Archer’s suicidal automatic machines. There is a meaning in burying the suicide apart. The man’s crime is different from other crimes—for it makes even crimes impossible.
>>13283825Correction: suicide was sin when the world and existence included good things. Right now you can insult all women, destroy all buildings, kill all men - and nothing of value can be lost.
>>13283825I stopped reading at sin.
>>13283825It's not really suicide. He was basically sentenced to death.
>>13283889REEEEEEEEEE why won't you accept God's rules! He's not done smashing you against his other toys, you have no right to break yourself before he does!
>>13283825betrayal of a close friend is a far worse sin than suicide. it is the worst transgression that dishonor abides. everyone agrees with me on this and nobody will agree with you if you try to prove me wrong. EAT SHIT
>>13283889Sinning means 'missing the point'. Some do it intentionally.
>>13283901>He's not done smashing you against his other toysIslamic theology is fairly cruel, but it's not the only theology.
>>13283922All religions Cucktestantism praise warriors. Caths have Charlemagne and the like Orthos have the Balkan warrior kings Jews have David and Solomon Tengrists have Chingis and most pagans have literal Gods of war.
>>13283915This is Chad Chesterton. He can't be wrong.
>>13283825The more appropriate passage would have been his assessment of the differences between the martyr and the suicide.
>>13283704I think that he made a virtue of a necessity.
>>13283704Socrates didn't commit suicide. He condemns suicide in Phaedo.
>>13283988>praise warriorsThat's entirely different from what I've pointed out. We are not God's puppets or toys (we are in fact, Satan's), we are God's children. That's a separate theology.
>>13283825He's very close to realizing the magnanimity of Jesus, and like all Catholics quivers with terror at the realization.>He cannot be bribed, even by the blazing stones of the Celestial CityThis is literally Jesus refusing Satan's offer. I would ask how is it possible that he doesn't realize it, but then again Catholics unironically don't read the Bible.
>>13283825i didnt ask to live
>>13284424Jesus sits in the garden in agony while Peter (the Church) sleeps..
>>13283756basedThey didn't do a good job of looking after his sons either. Aristotle claimed that became unremarkable fools and dullards.
>>13284547So smarter than him.
It was all a piss take
>>13283825There are different reasons by people do and have committed suicide. Romans, Greeks and Japanese had customs of honorable suicide as a punishment while maintaining honor.
>>13286262What were the Roman and Greek customs?
>>13284424What the actual fuck are you talking about you retarded fucking protestant
>>13286514I mean, any rituals surrounding it? Any literature on it?
>>13283704It was an execution
>O Crito, I owe Asclepius a roosterSocrates's entire philosophical project was actually the most elaborate suicide ever committed. The absolute madman.
>>13287183>it was the ultimate IRL shitpost.I will entertain this notion.
>>13283704Neither. He was about 70. It was clearly better to die in his boots than scurry away to a lesser polis. Many others would have done the same. It is courageous, but not the ultimate act of courage. And it's not remotely cowardly. I don't know what autist would argue that.
>>13287629Seneca tried to copy Socrates suicide but he botched. Petronius, now that was a great shitpost suicide.>He declined to tolerate further the delays of fear or hope; yet still did not hurry to take his life, but caused his already severed arteries to be bound up to meet his whim, then opened them once more, and began to converse with his friends, in no grave strain and with no view to the fame of a stout-hearted ending. He listened to them as they rehearsed, not discourses upon the immortality of the soul or the doctrines of philosophy, but light songs and frivolous verses. Some of his slaves tasted of his bounty, a few of the lash. He took his place at dinner, and drowsed a little, so that death, if compulsory, should at least resemble nature. Not even in his will did he follow the routine of suicide by flattering Nero or Tigellinus or another of the mighty, but — prefixing the names of the various catamites and women — detailed the imperial debauches and the novel features of each act of lust, and sent the document under seal to Nero. His signet-ring he broke, lest it should render dangerous service later
>>13287634>It was clearly better to die in his boots than scurry away to a lesser polis.He overtly states this somewhere.
>>13287659TY, fren. I never got to Petronius.
>>13283704Socrates is not real. Stop believing in a magic philosophy daddy.
>>13283704Neither. It was what he had to do.
>>13283915>betrayal of a close friend is a far worse sin than suicidenobody, alive or dead, can prove this wrong
>>13283709This is it
>>13283704Everything /ourguy/ said about him in Twilight of the Idols was 100% correct
>>13283704It was an act of integrity