Crito Essays

  • Crito

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    answers through dialogue with Crito. Throughout the dialogue Socrates is explaining his reasoning for not evading the government. Crito does not understand the madness of Socrates, and would like nothing more than to help his dear friend escape to freedom. "…I do not think that what you are doing is right, to give up your life when you can save it, and to hasten your fate as your enemies would hasten it, and indeed have hastened it in their wish to destroy you."(Crito p.48d) Plato introduces several

  • Plato's The Crito

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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 he had a moral obligation to commit a sacrifice. Socrates was being guided by his moral beliefs when he decided not to escape from

  • Pros And Cons Of Crito

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    The State of Athens found Socrates guilty of “impiety and corrupting the youth.”1 He was sentenced to death, but in the meanwhile, he was being held in a jail cell. Crito, Socrates' old friend, came to visit him one morning. Crito explained that they have the money and supplies to get Socrates out of his jail cell, and away from Athens to be a fugitive, thus saving Socrates his life. Socrates answered all Crito's options with an argument stating how he cannot escape from his cell, and death, because

  • Analysis Of Apology: The Book Of Crito

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    corruption of the youth and disclaimed his alleged disbelief in the gods of the Athenian state. However, he was still put in prison unjustly because the elaw had been incorrectly applied. Crito was a book after Apology. It was a dialogue from the main characters Socrates and his friend Crito. The main theme of the book of Crito is about whether Socrates should break the law and escape from execution, or stay and accept his death

  • Socrates Response To Crito Analysis

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    In the essay I am going to explore the question, “Socrates’ student, Crito, begs him to break the law in order to save his life: either escape from prison or bribe the judges. Why does he want him to choose this solution? What is your response to Crito? What is Socrates’ response to Crito? Do you believe there are any times when you can justify breaking a law? Does Socrates believe there are any times when breaking the law can be justified? Would you have escaped from prison if you had been faced

  • Compare And Contrast Plato's Crito

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    All of these factors can support and influence an individual’s principles. In Plato’s Crito, a dialogue is captured between Crito and Socrates about his escape from prison. In his writings, Crito discusses his reasons and thoughts why Socrates should escape his fate. On the flip side, Socrates provides just as many reasons he should stay in prison even though it was unjust. After reading Plato’s Crito, he is full of

  • Plato's Apology of Socrates and Crito

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    Socrates' Sides With? Through my reading of Plato's Apology of Socrates and Crito, I have been able to see how Socrates makes important decisions and what he primarily bases his decisions on. As a individual person we have individual morals which lead us to our own moral or immoral decisions. Sometimes are own morals or beliefs might oppose the views of the state or the enforced law that clams to find justice. In this case we rely on our own beliefs that may be through passed down morals or through

  • Difficult Decisions Of Socrates In Plato's Crito

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    considered life and death situations. A dilemma of this kind was depicted in the dialogue of Crito, written by Plato. A philosopher, named Socrates, was confronted with a big decision of whether or not to escape jail, after being sentenced to be executed. However, Socrates did not ponder long to make his decision, and provided many arguments which backed up the ideas he had, in his conversation with Crito. The injury and injustice Socrates would cause by escaping from prison prior to his execution

  • Why Should Socrates To Escape Crito

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    Socrates and a close friend Crito having a dialogue in the prison were Socrates was awaiting execution. Crito is a close friend to Socrates and has come to the prison to convince him to escape to save his life. The beginning of the dialogue is basically Socrates and Crito going back and forth on why he should escape, Crito gives three main reasons why Socrates should escape. First Crito says that Socrates is one of his true friends someone who can never be replaced, second Crito also says that if he allowed

  • 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

  • Unveiling Socrates: Perspectives from 'Euthyphro' and 'Crito'

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    ‘Apology’, ‘Crito’ and ‘Phaedo’ which is death scene of Socrates. And I want to talk about my opinion from book of Euthyphro and Crito. For reading from Euthyphro, Euthyphro is a conversation about Piety between

  • 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

  • Socrates' Moral Dilemma: Justice Vs Exile in Plato's Crito

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    In Crito, Plato recounts Socrates’ conversation with his good friend Crito, as Crito comes to help Socrates escape to exile. In his account of the conversation, Plato describes Socrates’ struggle on whether or not it is just to escape, as he works up to his conclusion that in the end it is unjust and violates the laws of Athens. When Crito first hears of Socrates’ intentions to stay, he argues with Socrates that he must leave. Crito states that if Socrates doesn’t leave, not only will he lose a

  • The Crito: The Dilemmas Of Socrates Escape From Prison

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    In the Crito, Socrates debates with his friend and follower Crito on escaping from prison where Socrates awaits execution. Crito unsuccessfully attempts to persuade Socrates to escape from prison but the latter is adamant and opts to remain in prison and meet his fate. This paper argues that Socrates had strong convictions in his arguments. Therefore, the paper defends Socrates decision citing it as accurate and commendable even though it marked the end of his life. Firstly, the paper examines Crito’s

  • Exploration of Civil Disobedience in Sophocles' Antigone, King's Letter from Birmingham Jail, and Plato's From Crito

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    in Sophocles' Antigone, King's Letter from Birmingham Jail, and Plato's From Crito Civil disobedience spawns a major and widely debated issue by many who established by well-known intelligent scholars and many examples of civil disobedience become displayed. The acts of civil disobedience can be noted in major works such as Sophocles?s Antigone, King?s ?Letter from Birmingham Jail?, or even from Plato?s ?from Crito?. A specific claim exemplified throughout these works make that civil disobedience

  • The Great Socrates

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    say, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”2. He believed to be a moral hero, a teacher to the people of Athens and a messenger/prophet of the gods of Athens. This will be further developed in this essay with sources principally from Apology and Crito. Apology is believed to be the most authentic version that has been preserved of Socrates' defense of himself as it was presented before the Athenian Council. The words weren’t recorded at the same time as the trial was happening, when Socrates was

  • Socrates' Last Error

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    Socrates' Last Error In the dialogue, Crito, Socrates justified his decision to accept his death penalty. His decision was praised as principled and just. However, such a view was one of the greatest myths in the history of philosophy. Contrary to the accepted ideas, I wish to show that Socrates’ argument was erroneous, the crucial error being his failure to distinguish between substantial and procedural justice. In fact, the whole of the Crito refers to some deeper problems of the philosophy

  • Crito's Dilemma: Injustice of Assisting Socrates' Escape

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    Crito was persuaded by the Laws to give up because Socrates’ escape may firstly, destroy the Laws and by extension Athens; secondly, be an unjust act of retaliation against a punishment his benefactor prescribed; thirdly, result in Socrates violating his social contract with the Laws; and finally, intervene with the execution of an impartially prescribed punishment. Thus, assisting Socrates’ escape commits an injustice against the Laws. Firstly, assisting Socrates’ escape is an injustice against

  • Jocasta And Jocasta

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    Crito points out if Socrates will not escape from the prison, the children of Socrates will be abandoned by his own father. Crito describes this as betrayal of a father, whom should raise and educate his children but he, the father, is going away and abandoning the children instead. (Plato, 45d). In here, Crito is trying to find out on what most appeals to Socrates, whether it is family. In fact, Socrates argues that his children are better off living with Crito rather than live

  • Socrates Moral Decision To Not Escape

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    Not Escape Was Socrates wise to stay in Athens to die? Examine firstly the context of the word wise , Socrates wasn't wise in the sense of preserving 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, and pursued the knowledge of man's source of goodness and virtue. He believed that the repayment of evil with evil was wrong. In short, Socrates was a very