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Unformatted text preview: If Socrates refuses to escape and is executed: 1. He will harm his friends by depriving them of his friendship (44b) 2. He will harm his friends by making them acquire unjustly a bad reputation (44c) 3. He will benefit his enemies by letting them get their own way at his expense (45c) 4. He will harm his children by making them orphans (45c-e) The principle of justice (49a-e) 1. It is never right to do wrong. 2. Hence it is never right to do wrong by retaliating. The Laws (50a -54e) Argument 1: The Laws as parents. Argument 2: The agreement between Socrates and the State....
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course PHIL 20a taught by Professor Hannen during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.
- Fall '07