Unformatted text preview: Hence, Socrates should obey the law that orders that verdicts of the courts should be carried out, and not escape. The Argument by Analogy that S’ Agreement [Persuade or Obey] is Just in Content: 1. As parents make possible the birth, nurture, and education of their children, so cities through their laws make possible the (legitimate) birth, nurture and education of their citizens. 2. The just relation between children and parents is for children to obey their parents or to persuade them otherwise. 3. Hence, similarly, the just relation between citizens and their city’s laws is to obey them or persuade them otherwise. The Argument that S’s Agreement is Just Procedurally: 1. S lived in Athens all his life, knew what its laws were, had opportunities to change them but never tried to do so. 2. S was allowed to leave Athens with his family and belongings but never did so. 3. Hence, S agreed to obey the laws or persuade them otherwise freely and with full information....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PHIL 10 taught by Professor Santas during the Fall '07 term at UC Irvine.
- Fall '07