Reason_2--short - NOTES Socrates, Religion and Reason II...

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Socrates, Religion and Reason II Loving what is highest and best, or how to practice dying The Crito Socrates on Death and Life *Socrates has been railroaded. Why not flee this injustice? *He refuses, and sees his decision as a defense of his entire life. To flee would be to dishonor everything he has lived for. *But what could be worth more than your life? Death forces us to consider what is of supreme value *Socrates once said: Philosophy, love of wisdom, is the practice of dying. That’s deep. A quick walk through the text… Truth over Opinion and Strength *Crito: people think you should flee. *Crito: there are several reason I think you should flee: reputation, family, appearance. An Analogy *Athletes do not listen to just anyone; they go to trainers, experts. *What about that part of us that is concerned with justice, beauty, truth? But they will kill you!! Socrates: *“The really important thing is not to live, but to live well.” *The question for me is which action is just and honorable, not merely which will save my skin. Reason 2
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