Comparing Crito's Argument And Reason With Socrates

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Crito attempts to argue and reason with Socrates. Crito argues that he would lose an irreplaceable friend, reflect badly on Socrates’ friends and refusing his friends’ help, aiding his enemies, abandoning his children, and taking the easy way out. Socrates questioned Crito if one should care about the opinion of the many, or to only listen to the good and wise men. Socrates believed that one should listen only to the wise men, which is the basis to his response to Crito’s arguments that refusing to escape from prison with his friends’ help would reflect badly on them. He also believes that he should obey the Law of Athens as it is just.
Socrates is a man who is concerned with truth and justice. In fact, he believes that a man should live
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Try to do what is good and right and honorable as agreed upon by all people. If it is within your power, make peace with all people. Again, my loved ones, do not seek revenge; instead, allow God’s wrath to make sure justice is served. Turn it over to Him. For the Scriptures say, “Revenge is Mine. I will settle all scores.” (New International Version). Despite his religious background, Socrates portrays this verses. Socrates decides not to escape from prison, which is an evil act, when he knew that the leaders of Athens’ sentence was evil. Romans noted that we are to do what is good, right, and honorable. In Socrates’ situation, he is doing what is right and honorable by living in the consistent truth, which leads to a good life. Socrates is attempting to make peace by not smuggling himself out of prison, although his friends has offered their resources. During his imprisonment, Socrates was thinking about justice, and hoping that justice will be carried out. As a result, Socrates is known as a martyr for philosophy and he is talked about even in the twenty-first century; people still learn and respect his works and ideas in

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