Unformatted text preview: you transgressed the most important laws? Possibly, Socrates, if you do not annoy anyone, but if you do, many disgraceful things will be said about you” (pg. 54). Here he contradicts himself the most of any other argument made thus far because before he had told Crito, “[w]e should not then think so much of what the majority will think about us…” (pg. 48). So what then is Crito supposed to believe? That the majority’s opinion does or does not matter? And then, if Socrates is contradicting himself, how much of Socrates’ other arguments is valid? Why is a man who cared so little for his reputation before, suddenly concerned about it now?...
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- Spring '08