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Unformatted text preview: your parents because the city gave you civilization, government, etc… you owe it to yourself and to the city to follow it. -slaves don’t have the obligation; slaves can escape, but citizens are different. They could have left if they didn’t like the city…-Socrates is either corrupting the youth or not…. Socrates thinks not; jury thinks so. But he says ‘if you think I broke the law, I don’t think I broke it, I’m going to show that I’ve followed the law (even though it’s crappy) I will show it by dying’.-Socrates: the mere fact that the majority is persisting it, doesn’t give it any weight… -Athens, Sparta all have certain laws but there are no certain rules about what laws they can have; if you don’t like it the citizen can leave… it’s not a question of truth and the majority can be right or wrong; but the laws cannot be right or wrong; they are just laws. Ie) if you like Spartan laws, you should go to Sparta. ....
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course PHL 200 taught by Professor Gerson during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto.
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