Crito

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  • Socrates Reaction To Crito

    Socrates, a Greek philosopher, from the city of Athens has been accused of corrupting the youth and of godlessness. Whereas a result of Socrates is incarcerated where he awaits for his execution. In the “Crito” Socrates is visited in jail by his good friend Crito. Crito believes that Socrates has been wronged by the city of Athens; he urges Socrates to escape. However, Socrates does not agree with Crito and does not wish to escape. Socrates puts forth the argument if he does escape then he will destroy the city which in turn will harm others and he believes that one should not mistreat people therefore Socrates will not escape. The premises for his argument include that doing wrong is not only causing harm to the person which who it is intended for but as well as the person which commits the wrong. Socrates utilizes this to make the point that one should never cause harm. He explains that he has made an agreement with the courts and has chosen to fulfill for if he does not comply with it he will harm the city. By…

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  • The Importance Of Justice In Plato's Crito

    different perspectives. Throughout Crito, by Plato, Socrates has to determine whether to escape prison or stay. Socrates was initially charged with corrupting the youth and not believing in gods. He argued his case in jury and did not choose the alternate punishment, exile, which could have saved his life. He was then given a death sentence and he was imprisoned until his execution. Crito tries to convince Socrates to escape, but Socrates brings justice into the picture and he has to…

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  • Comparing Socrates 'Apology And' Crito

    In both stories, *The Apology* and *Crito* deal with morals and ethics of if it is acceptable to disobey laws set in place by your government or by state. In *The Apology* Socrates is placed in court and charged with not following the gods that have been set in place by his government, and “corrupting” the Athenian youth. He boldly sticks to his opinion in a condescending way in which he antagonizes the jurors and gets sentenced to death. In this dialogue he is disregarding his government’s…

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  • Socrates Injustice In Plato's Crito

    In Plato's “Crito”, Socrates’ friend Crito tries to convince him to break him out of prison. However, Socrates refuses to escape from prison because he believes he ought to obey the law. Socrates states that the doing of injustice actions is in every single circumstance shameful and wrong for the people who do it. I agree with what Socrates has to say because I believe that we all have a moral duty to obey the laws set by our government. Even today, we are expected to abide by these laws and in…

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  • The Non-Retaliation Argument In Plato's Crito

    This paper is an analysis on the non-retaliation argument of the global argument that takes place in Plato’s dialogue Crito. Prior to Crito, Socrates has been arrested for corrupting the youth of Athens and showing impiety against the Gods. The dialogue opens with Socrates waiting to be executed once a ship, out on a holy mission from Delos, returns to Athens. Crito, whom the dialogue is named after, is a friend of Socrates who has come to convince Socrates to run away from the execution by…

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  • The Last Days Of Socrates Crito Analysis

    The Unexamined Life In The Last Days of Socrates by Plato, Crito, an old student of Socrates, comes to visit Socrates in hopes of helping Socrates escape from his impending execution. Crito argues that not escaping from prison and avoiding his execution would be unjust. Socrates’ refusal to escape death relates to the maxim in the “Apology” through Crito’s arguments that if Socrates didn’t escape then he would be aiding in his own demise, allowing his children to be raised without him, and…

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  • The Argument Of The Death Penalty In Plato's Crito

    In Plato’s Crito, Socrates proposes that one should never return a wrong with a wrong because returning a wrong would be unjust. Retaliation produces injury and injury is an injustice that should never be committed under any circumstance. Despite being placed in prison for the wrong reasons, Socrates decides not to leave since escaping would only mean harming Athens, the land that gave him everything. Although Socrates has reasonable arguments as to why he shouldn’t leave, Socrates fails to…

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  • Should Socrates Break The Law Or Injustice In Plato's Crito

    The main theme of the book of Crito is about whether should Socrates break the law and escape from execution or stay and accept his death penalty. At the very end, Socrates pointed out that trying to escape breaks the law, and any act that breaks the law is unjust . Therefore, Socrates refused to escape and decided to accept his death penalty and execution. Socrates responded each of the three arguments Crito brought out. However, are Socrates’ arguments reasonable and is it always right to obey…

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  • The Last Days Of Socrates Character Analysis

    actions and his interactions with various people. While Plato is clearly intending to write about one clear character, his teacher Socrates, when analyzing the text there are visible inconsistencies about Socrates and his beliefs. Specifically, when comparing Socrates’ actions in the Apology, it is evident that his behavior is contradictory to that of his actions in the Crito. Despite his attitude towards government in the Apology, Socrates appears to value the Laws of Athens and morality over…

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  • Comparing Crito's Argument And Reason With Socrates

    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…

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