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Unformatted text preview: he dies, if he breaks the laws he will be harshly judged in the afterworld. Even at the moment before death, Socrates is still teaching people. His decision to stay speaks volumes about his pride and character. It would seem that Socrates was put into a difficult situation, If he stays in prison it would seem that he was siding with his accusers, but if he escapes he would be acting against just laws. So through reasoning he figures it better to uphold the law ....
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2008 for the course HIST 016 taught by Professor Ivers during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.
- Spring '08