How did Socrates feel about the leaders of Athens? Did he respect them. Was he a Democrat?
Socrates does not hate the leaders of Athens. He says to them in Plato's Apology "Men of Athens, I honor and love you". As far as valuing and accepting their laws, he does to a certain extent. After Socrates tells them he loves them, the philosopher goes on to say, "but I shall obey God rather than you". He does accept the authority as long as it does not go against his own belifs.
On the subject of whether I believe Socrates was a democrat, I found very hard to answer.
Socrates had completed the minimal requirments of being a democrat. He had served as a council member, and had been…
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