Essays Tagged: "Crito"

Socrates' Moral Decision

ving his own lifeas he stayed to die. He was encouraged and given the chance to escapeby his friend Crito, but Socrates did not want to escape . Why?Socrates was a wise man. He believed in absolutes, ... zen would have come to expect. Now that the lawsdidn't suit him, was it fit for him to ignore them? Crito, in vain, tries to dissuade him.Socrates compares the laws of the state to a father/mentor fig ...

(3 pages) 182 0 3.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Plato's Republic

antastic for any society to operate successfully by these suggested methods. In an exchange between Crito and Dionysius, this argument is first introduced, with Crito siding with those who agree that ... ornford xx)." But here, Plato was referring to the politics of his time, and critics who sided with Crito believed that The Republic was Plato's way of introducing a political system in which he would ...

(7 pages) 539 1 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Socrates on Athenian law and obedience

Socrates said in a dialogue with Crito: "You must either persuade [your country] or obey its orders, and endure in silence whatever i ... whatever it instructs you to endure... leads you into was to be wounded or killed, you must obey" (Crito 51b). Socrates believed this argument for the following reasons: 1) as a member of a society, ... society they live in to obey its laws. The laws are to be more honored than your mother or father (Crito 51a). He also argues that to bring violence or disobedience to your country is seen as more di ...

(6 pages) 347 0 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Analysis of Crito

Analysis of CritoThe question is raised within the dialogue between Socrates and Crito concerning civil disobedi ... he question is raised within the dialogue between Socrates and Crito concerning civil disobedience. Crito has the desire, the means, and many compelling reasons with which he tries to convince the con ... ich he tries to convince the condemned to acquiesce in the plan to avoid his imminent death. Though Crito's temptation is imposing, it is in accord with reason and fidelity that Socrates chooses to fu ...

(2 pages) 108 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

discusses whether it is all right to disobey or to obey the government. Includes some of Plato's ideas

isobey or to obey the government.In Plato: The Trial and Death of Socrates, Socrates discussed with Crito his argument on the topic of 'Persuade or Obey.' Socrates states that you must persuade the go ... ates' decision on staying in the prison was acostly mistake for him and could have been avoided via Crito. There could be other critics that may argue that Socrates was correct in deciding to stay in ...

(3 pages) 90 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Discussion on Plato

Why Did Socrates Drink The Hemlock?Plato's Crito presents us with an aging Socrates in an Athenian jail, awaiting his execution for crimes agai ... ess towards the Athenian god's and corruption of the youth. Socrates is visited by his close friend Crito, who assures and urges Socrates that he could escape form jail rather easily. Socrates refuses ... ma. Convinced that the opinions of many cannot necessarily be the basis for his actions, he refutes Crito's claim that his escape is justified because a number of the citizens of Athens desire it. Rat ...

(7 pages) 232 0 4.1 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Socrates' Moral Decision to Not Escape

ng his own life as he stayed to die. He was encouraged and given the chance to escape by his friend Crito, but Socrates did not want to escape. Why?Socrates was a wise man. He believed in absolutes, a ... en would have come to expect. Now that the laws didn't suit him, was it fit for him to ignore them? Crito, hopeless, tries to dissuade him.Socrates said in dialogue with Crito: " You must either persu ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.4 Sep/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

This essay discusses the assumption, made in the Crito, that "one should never do wrong in return" within the context of civil disobedience.

The topic I have chosen to discuss is as follows: Examine the assumption, made in the Crito, that "one should never do wrong in return, nor injure any person, whatever injury one has suf ... to authorities, not attempt to evade them.Socrates had a decision to make when he was approached by Crito while he was in jail. He was given the chance for what Crito promised to be an easy escape. So ... n his belief that the laws of Athens were in fact just and fair. It takes him some time to convince Crito of his position, but he was able to change Crito's mind. He pointed out the difference between ...

(3 pages) 88 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Crito by Plato, why Socrates should escape, why Socrates shouldnt escape.

Plato creates a dialogue in the Critobetween Socrates, who faces a death sentence, and Crito, Socrates? distressed friend. Crito has ... t Socratesconvinces his friend that complying with the death sentence is more important than any of Crito?s concerns. Plato uses this dialogue to introduce his views on justice and the relationship be ... by people?s opinion of his actions, for "why should we care so much for what the majority think?" (Crito,44c)3. Using Socrates? own standards for making a good and rational decision, I arguethat, con ...

(6 pages) 124 0 2.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Socrates-not perfect- I got a A- at UC Berkeley on it Essay on how Socrates arguments are contradictory and can be proven faulty. This essay proves a few of Socrates arguments faulty.

t of the many should one listen to? Socrates addresses these same questions in Plato's dialogue The Crito. In the middle of a Socratic dialogue, he asks Crito, "should a man professionally engaged in ... siders himself to be unwise. This said, however, Socrates then gives himself too much credit in The Crito and for someone that admits not knowing everything. He sure seems to deem his argument correct ...

(5 pages) 203 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Human Wisdom and Virtue in Plato's Apopogy.

ompare what Socrates has to say in the Apology with his views on the same topic as expressed in the Crito. Do you find what Socrates has to say compelling? Explain why or why not.Human Wisdom and Virt ... living"(38a). Questioning everything from wisdom to virtue in Plato's dialogs, the Apology and the Crito, establishes Socrates' philosophical views. In the Apology Socrates attempts to give an unapol ...

(5 pages) 154 0 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Short essay discusses why Socrates did not fear death.

as not told Socrates which is better, he decides that what the Athenians believe will suffice. When Crito suggests that Socrates escape and avoid death, Socrates asks Crito if the Athenians hold to li ... e and avoid death, Socrates asks Crito if the Athenians hold to living well, honourably and justly. Crito replies that they do and Socrates explains it is not just for him to escape prison and he must ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Honors class summary of Crito by Plato

CritoThis dialogue between Socrates and Crito concerns civil disobedience. Crito has many compelling ... which he tries to convince Socrates to agree with the plan to escape his approaching death. Though Crito's proposition is tempting, Socrates chooses to fulfill his obligation to the state, even to de ...

(1 pages) 58 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

It is 300 BC. You are a Platonist. Your friend, also a student, has just been condemned to death by the Athenian Court. Write a letter preparing him for his last hours.

you have your ethics. Like Socrates, this must remain the case, even in death.You could argue, had Crito, that if you were wrongly accused, and wrongly judged, isn't the right thing to do to go again ...

(11 pages) 34 1 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"A Choice" assignment: you are a juror at the trial of Socrates. what punishment would you argue for?

e has offered to pay one mina of silver, which is a lot of money for a poor man. His friends Plato, Crito, Critobulus, and Apollodorus offer to pay 30 minae on his behalf. It would take the average ma ...

(6 pages) 46 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Crito And the Lessons to be Learned from his Failed Attempt to Save Socrates

The dialogue of the Crito, is between Socrates and his friend Crito, on the eve of the day of Socrates' execution. Crito ... ping his death sentence and running away form Athens, but Socrates argues and succeeds in informing Crito that obedience to the death sentence is of supreme importance. Through this dialogue, Socrates ... biotic relationship between the individual and the state (more specifically the laws of the state). Crito presents arguments to try and persuade Socrates to escape. Most of Socrates' objections deal w ...

(7 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Plato "crito"

The Injustice of the AtheniansThe story Crito written by Plato discusses the conversation between two friends the night before Socrates is t ... to be executed. Moreover, the theme of this debate that Socrates will engage in with his confidant Crito is whether it is acceptable for a just man to break out of jail to avoid his demise. This is a ... he jail and accept his punishment for anything else would have been unjust in his eyes.Socrates and Crito discuss how much more important it is to be thought of as a just and honest man in the eyes of ...

(5 pages) 56 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Cognitional Operations

rupting people's mind.During the time when Socrates was in prison before his death, his old friend, Crito, tried to persuade him to escape. Crito's reasons for Socrates' escape included his family and ... . But Socrates refuses and tries to explain why VIRTUE. Socrates doesn't want to do wrong. Level 1, Crito knows what virtue is.Level 2, "Why does virtue have to do with it?" Although Socrates wo ...

(3 pages) 512 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Civil Disobedience Various Approaches of Socrates, King, Malcolm X

ociety. However there are many various approaches to civil disobedience as shown by Socrates in the Crito, by Martin Luther King Jr. in his "Letter from Birmingham Jail", and Malcolm X in his speech, ... preserves law and order in the society at all costs. Using Socrates as the representative from the Crito, he believes that the highest value in terms of the state is order and lawful organization. Th ...

(5 pages) 75 0 4.6 Apr/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Justice as Portrayed in Crito

In the Crito, Socrates attempts to rationalize his final decision to surrender his opportunity to escape im ... f the city and to remain just even in face of apparent injustice. As such, his reluctance to accept Crito’s arguments for escaping, such as to save Crito’s public face (Plato, 2005, pp. 44b- ... ot capable of higher reasoning, which is essentially what Socrates engaged in while conversing with Crito. His failure to recognize this may have resulted in his demise because he is the one personify ...

(13 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science