Apology and Crito Reading Questions

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Reading Questions for Apology and Crito Apology Who are the two kinds of accusers, which kind does Socrates fear more, and why? From Socrates’ questioning of Meletus, what kind of person does Meletus seem like? What are Socrates’ arguments against Meletus’ accusations? Summarize his main points. What analogies does Socrates use? What do you think of his reasons? Why doesn’t Socrates fear the anger of the jury? What has motivated the behavior that has earned him such dislike over the years? Why does he think he’s performed a public service? Do you think he has? What does Socrates think about the possibility of an afterlife? Could Socrates have done anything to change the outcome of the trial? Should he have
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Unformatted text preview: tried? Crito What reasons does Crito give to Socrates to convince him to escape prison and to flee Athens? What do you think of the value of these reasons? Does Crito make a good case? How does Socrates respond to Crito’s reasons? Summarize his main points. What analogies does he use to explain his points? “Wrongdoing is in every way harmful and shameful to the wrongdoer.” What ideas does Socrates presuppose when he says this? Do you believe this statement to be true? How does Socrates explain his loyalty to Athens? Do you think he’s right to obey Athens even when the Athenians have committed an injustice to him?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course PL 1098 taught by Professor Thorn during the Spring '08 term at Rockhurst.

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