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Plato, Crito Two separate issues that Crito and Socrates discuss, both pertaining to whether or not Socrates should escape Athens: *Whether the majority opinion should matter in our decision making *Whether it would be just for Socrates to escape
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Plato, Crito Q: Should we care about the majority opinion? Crito gives an argument that we should care about the majority opinion: “(T)he majority can inflict not the least but pretty well the greatest evils if one is slandered among them.” (44d)
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Plato, Crito Socrates doesn't think this is a good argument: “Would that the majority could inflict the greatest evils, for they would then be capable of the greatest good, and that would be fine, but now they cannot do either. They cannot make a man either wise or foolish, but they inflict things haphazardly.” (44d)
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Crito How exactly does Socrates' reply work? Let's look at Crito's argument first: P1 If the majority can inflict the greatest evils on a person, then we should care about the opinion of the majority. P2
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course PHIL 02 taught by Professor Toñoramirez during the Winter '11 term at DeAnza College.

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