Socrates vs. Crito

Socrates vs. Crito - Lauren Margerum 9/17/2006 Logic 106...

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Lauren Margerum 9/17/2006 Logic 106 Plato’s Crito In Plato’s Crito, Socrates, the main character is falsely imprisoned and his friends are trying to convince him to escape from jail. Unfortunately for his friends, Socrates feels that it is better for him to stay in jail and to face his date with death. There are four reasons why Socrates decides to stay in jail. They are: One should never injure another upon any circumstance, escape from jail would throw the laws of Athens into shambles, one should respect your country’s commands like you respect those of your parents, and that one in his community should agree with the community on what the entire community thinks is best for them. All of which Socrates believes and are the reasons he will not try to escape his fate. In one of the examples I found where Crito and Socrates are talking, it enforces two things that Socrates believes in. Crito says, “I hope that you aren’t worrying about the possible effects on me and
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