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Unformatted text preview: them they would cease to be laws. A lawless society is no society, and no society is a loss of culture, protection, and the ability to evolve. In destroying something for your own gain you are being unjust and impious. Socrates believes that the only way to live is logically, and logically there is a distinct difference between right and wrong. It is wrong to be unjust. So if you are destroying the state by breaking the law you are in turn being unjust which is wrong. So logically escaping is wrong and there is no way around that. I believe that this would have been the strongest argument to Socrates because it was a clearly logical argument dealing with right and wrong, being just or unjust. He would rather die as a just man than live unjustly....
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor Curtis,b during the Spring '08 term at University of Hawaii - Hilo.
- Spring '08