Önal, Mehmet
June 2007
Ekev Academic Review;Summer2007, Vol. 11 Issue 32, p25
Academic Journal
Socrates was charged with not believe in the Greek gods, calling the people to believe in some unknown gods, and corrupting the morals of the young men through his constant questioning of everything. Actually, the real basis for this charge was his criticism on polytheist and anthropomorphic Olympian gods and his claim that he sometimes heard a divine voice (daimonion) as a kind of inspiration. Although in Socratic literature there are quite strong evidences for Socrates' monotheistic belief, one can also read in the same literature both the concept of God and gods. It seems there is a contradiction, but this paper instead claims the theses that Socrates believed in One and Supreme God who created this world and will charge the people in hereafter.


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