Plato - If Socrates refuses to escape and is executed: 1....

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Plato The apology A historical speech Socrates as an orator Two kinds of charges: old and new. The old charges (19b-c): 1. Socrates is a natural philosopher. 2. Socrates is a Sophos, a wise man The story of the oracle The cross-examining of the Athenians: the method of the elenchus Divine and human knowledge: the concept of techne (art, craft, expertise) Socratic ignorance The new charges (24b) 1. Socrates corrupts the youth 2. Socrates does not believe in the gods of the city The Crtio The setting The structure of the dialogue: 1. Crito’s arguments 2. The principle of justice. 3. The arguments of the laws Crito’s Arguments (44b-45e)
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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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