Key Distinctions in the Apology

 
 

Persuasion vs. Truth
 

Speaker/Witness:  Tell Truth vs. Judge/Juror:  Attend to What is Just
 

Early Accusers (Unsaid at trial) vs. Later Accusers (Said at trial)
 

Not Know But Think You Know (Fool) vs. Not Know But Not Think You Know (Wise)
 

Those Who Corrupt vs. Those Who Improve (Non-Vacuous Contrast)
 

Live Among Good vs. Live Among Wicked
 

Believe in Other Gods vs. Believe in No Gods
 

Right Action vs. Consequences
 

Condemned to Death (Socrates) vs. Condemned to Wickedness (Accusers)
 

Kill to Prevent Reproach vs. Reproach to Attain Virtue