American Ideals 19. Socrates, Part 4
Konvitz, Milton R.
Responding to a student question, Professor Konvitz uses the incident of the Camden (New Jersey) 28 assault on draft records to distinguish between revolution and civil disobedience. He then goes on to discuss Socrates’ understanding of religion, its basic aspects, and the nature of mysticism. In an effort to find true understanding of intellectual and moral concepts, mankind is reaching toward God. Socrates’ view of God was a monotheistic one, and he was consequently charged with heresy and subsequently condemned to death.
law; Constitution; United States; Bill of Rights; American ideals