Crito - Crito In Plato's work, Crito, Socrates is visited...

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Crito In Plato’s work, Crito, Socrates is visited by his friend Crito, who tries convincing Socrates to try and save himself from his death sentence. Crito gives Socrates many reasons why he should try to escape and why his punishment is unjust. One of Socrates main arguments is that the government and country of Greece brought him up like a father would with a son, and that for this reason he must follow their laws.(Plato 43) He states that the first reason for this is because the government has marriage laws which allowed Socrates’ parents to get married and produce Socrates. The government also helped in the education of Socrates and told his father that he should be educated in the ways that all Greeks were.(Plato 43) Because Socrates was basically brought up by the government, he did not have any right to deny that he is a slave of the government. Socrates stated that because of this he had no right to retaliate against the government, even if they treated him in an ill manner. Socrates states that because of the nature of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course PHILO 101 taught by Professor Leinar during the Spring '08 term at St. Vincent.

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Crito - Crito In Plato's work, Crito, Socrates is visited...

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