socrates Crito

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Metzinger Talk Fri 3-5 room 303 Notes over Crito (Socrates) Setting : prison: Socrates’ jail cell Crito’s argument to escape o 1) Reputation; (44b,c) It will make Crito look like he values money more than his friends. o 2) Argument from lack of negative consequences (44e, p59). Says that nothing bad would happen to him or his friends. He will have a place to go. It would be nothing to pay them off because Socrates has many friends willing to pay the fine. o 3) Moral obligation (45d): It is his responsibility to raise his children o 4) Argument for Socrates and his friend reputation (45e-46a p6): Will make his friends look powerless. Socrates’ reply: to 1 st and 4 th arguments o 1) Argument against public opinion 47a-48a Listening to the opinions of masses vs expert can cause harm Corrupt body vs corrupt soul: Life with a corrupt soul is not worth living Questions brought up: Who is the expert of justice? In what ways does his arg about public opinion seem to imply he should escape? How does he
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course PHIL 1302 taught by Professor Byrd during the Fall '10 term at UT Arlington.

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