Socrates' directly opposed this statement in the "Crito." He rejected Crito's reference to the opinion of the majority that Socrates should not be executed. Socrates responded that the majority are not experts on matters of ethics.Select the statement that represents one of the main points made by Socrates in the "Crito." A.)All life, regardless of how it is lived, is valuable and must be protected, no matter the cost.B.)It would be immoral for Socrates to escape, but it would not be a violation of the law.C.)Because Athens has provided benefits to Socrates, he must accept the punishment given to him.D.)If Socrates accepted death, he would have violated the social contract because he would no longer be able to benefit Athens by teaching its youth.C.)Correct.
In the "Crito," Socrates argues that he must accept his punishment because he is bound by a social contract. As one who has received the benefits and protections enjoyed by citizens of Athens, he has a moral duty to abide by its laws and judgment.The Phaedo: The Death of SocratesWhich statement best describes Socrates' beliefs about death, as they are expressed in the "Phaedo?" In the "Phaedo," Socrates councils a group of students on why death should not be feared. He argues that death is merely the separation of soul from body, and that the body is unnecessary forthe attainment of truth.Which statement best describes Socrates' beliefs about death, as they are expressed in the "Phaedo?" Which statement does NOT represent Socrates' beliefs about death, as they are expressed in the "Phaedo?"
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