PHIL 102 PLATO paper

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Faihan Alqahtani Phil 102-004 Beardsworth 2/09/09 Take-Home Paper on Plato 1. A. Socrates believes that it would be wrong for him to escape the consequences of his legal sentence because he feels like he would be going against his city. Socrates tells Crito that the city would say that he was here for 70 years and did not leave the city. He even decided to make a family and allowed for them to grow up and become educated there. Therefore, Socrates must have believed that the city was full of knowledge and trusted them so when it came time for his sentence, he believed that the city made the right decision and if he went against what they said and ran away he would injure the city he stood behind for the past 70 years. B. (i). The most persuasive argument that Socrates brings forth is, what’s stated in A, when he says that the city would bring up how long he has been in the city. Socrates says that because he was there for 70 years he believes that the city made the right decision and cannot go against them now. (ii). Crito was not able to make any counterarguments. Everything that Socrates said and everything that Socrates said the city would say, Crito agreed with. When Crito tells Socrates that he is obligated to leave the city to escape his sentence because he has
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2010 for the course MATH 139 taught by Professor Tall during the Spring '08 term at SIU Carbondale.

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