Essay 3 mod 2 - Socrates: In other words, one should regard...

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Aimee Massicotte Professor Corcoran Composition 12 July 2006 Comparative Essay Analysis: Plato, Crito In both Plato’s Crito and Stanley Milgram’s, “The Perils of Obedience” have many topics in common. Some of which include the issues of free will and conscience, logical consequences, and opinions. In the Crito Socrates demonstrates his free will through his actions by going outside the norm. Socrates does not work; he lingers around town and asks people their opinions. Inevitable Socrates is placed in jail, on death row. In a conversation between Crito and Socrates the issue of people’s opinions comes into judgment:
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Unformatted text preview: Socrates: In other words, one should regard the good ones [opinions] and not the bad? Crito: Yes Socrates: The opinions of the wise being good, and the opinions of the foolish bad? Crito: Naturally (842) Socrates thoroughly believes that the opinions of others matter. In the Milgram experiment the “teacher” Prozi is burdened with the decision of whether to disobey the experimenter or to obey him. It is evident that the experimenters’ opinion is to continue on with the experiment no matter what the condition of the “learner”. Prozi however, feels uneasy about the situation and constantly asks what to do....
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