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  • Plato's The Crito Essay

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    Plato's The Crito In life, people are guided by moral beliefs and principles. Whether their beliefs are good or bad, their decisions are based on them. In Plato “The Crito”, Socrates emphasizes his moral beliefs and principles when he decides not to escape from prison. Although Socrates had the opportunity to escape his death sentence, he chose not to do so because

  • Crito Critical Reflection

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    Taking place shortly after the trial of Socrates, The Crito is a short dialogue between Socrates and one of his devoted students and friends, Crito. After his trial and harsh conviction, the friends of Socrates make a plan to bribe his jailers and to help him escape to Thessaly, where presumably, he will be able to live and continue teaching. Crito arrives to deliver the news and to convince Socrates into agreeing to the plan, however, Socrates proves steadfast in his belief that he would rather

  • The Social Contract : Crito And Socrates

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    The Social Contract The Crito is a dialogue that Crito and Socrates had in prison. They talk about why Socrates needs to escape of prison and Socrates arguments that refers of why he needs to stay and accept his death warrant. In my point of view, Socrates has stronger arguments of why he should stay. His principal argument is based on the premised that doing unjust actions harms the soul and that life is not worth living with a soul in pain. In the other hand, Crito presents three arguments about

  • Essay about Socrates' Argument with Crito

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    Socrates' Argument with Crito Socrates has presented a period of questions and answers through dialogue with Crito to examine if he going into exile will damage his reputation. Socrates questions and answers with Crito establishes that a person must decide whether the society he or she lives has a just reasoning behind it's own standards of right and wrong and that a person must have pride in the life that he or she leads. By confirming these two concepts through questions, Socrates attempted

  • Expositorical Analysis Of Socrates : Unjust In The Crito

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    escape Athens against the will of the authorities. Socrates is in jail during this part of The Crito. Crito visits Socrates one or two days before his execution with idea of helping him escape, and moving him to a place out of the Athenian authority’s jurisdiction. During this time Socrates brings up an argument. I will be covering this argument and it is that “one must not act unjustly at all” (The Crito, pg. 71). What Socrates means by this is that no one should do anything wrong no matter what.

  • The Presentation of Socrates' Arguements in Plato’s Apology and Crito

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    In both Plato’s Apology and Crito, Plato presents Socrates arguments clearly and precisely. Socrates is wise man with a different perspective on life, which presents us with a mass of contradictions. Socrates is an expressive man, yet he never recorded any works. He is ignorant, but wrongfully convicted who is willing to fight his unjust execution. Behind these dilemmas is an opposition not often explored. Socrates is the most patriotic of philosophers, who is dedicated to his state. Exploring this

  • The Function of the Quest or Journey Motif in the Apology and the Crito

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    at the beginning there was nothing known. The quest in its very nature is a search to find an answer, an artifact of power and wealth or perhaps even for peace; in the platonic dialogues they play a crucial role in the Apology of Socrates and the Crito. The Apology in the trial and death of Socrates is an example of a quest or journey motif applied, whether or not quest or journey is the preferred word is left to you who are reading this. In the apology, Plato is accused of corrupting the youth of

  • The Concept Of Individual Rights

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    flourishing personal identity and a flourishing community when a mutually beneficial goal seems to interfere with an exclusive goal; oftentimes, individuals reject making personal sacrifices unless they can see immediate, personal results. The Apology and Crito, written by Plato on the behalf of Socrates, explore the higher ethical concerns that dominated Socrates’ personal life and philosophy, and thus explore his view on how the society and individual should interact. The Republic expresses the views of

  • Fate Or Free Will?

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    was one of the most distinguished philosophers to demonstrate free will. He would demonstrate this by choosing in which manner he would perish, and when the phenomenon would transpire. His apprentice Plato would write with reference to this in Crito. On the other hand, Niccolo Machiavelli from the Renaissance epoch, writes references to the fate of one in The Prince. He would acknowledge the virtues that under any circumstances could dictate and control one’s fate. Socrates and Machiavelli

  • The Trail of Socrates and the development of Western Philosophy

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    all his life in trying to make himself and his fellow citizens better people” (Usher 20). However, instead of gaining supporters, he lost them. To many, his speech seemed arrogant. Therefore, he was sentenced to die. One of his good friends, Crito, presented an opportunity to him to escape from jail and avoid being killed. However, Socrates decided to accepted his punishment. He followed the law all of his life and he was not going to stop at this point in his life. “Socrates was sentenced

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