What was Socrates argument?
Socrates argues that he is innocent of both charges. 1. His defense is ultimately unsuccessful, and he is convicted and sentenced to death. Socrates concludes the Apology by arguing that a just man should have no fear of death.
What does Socrates mean when he says in the apology nothing bad can happen to a good man?
He meant that the contemplative man of virtue can die in the most peace it’s possible to do so- because they did the least amount of harm to their fellow creatures. Socrates said in Apology he didn’t know if anything followed death.
What did Socrates think his sentence should be?
According to Plato, Socrates asked the jury for free meals in the Prytaneum, a public dining hall in the centre of Athens. Socrates’ proposed ‘punishment’ angered the jury, and they went on to vote overwhelmingly for death. “Neither I nor any other man should, on trial or in way, contrive to avoid death.”
What are Socrates reasons for not escaping?
Socrates opposes the escape plan on the grounds that it would violate this agreement between him and the state of Athens, arguing that to do so would cause unjust moral harm to himself, his friends, his country and its laws (96) because “violence against mother or father is an unholy act” (91).
Was Socrates right not to escape?
He cannot and would not be able to teach and raise his children to be virtuous. Socrates then reveals why he cannot and will not leave, and escape his punishment. He does this first by examining Crito’s argument that the jury did him wrong, therefore he did not have to obey them. Socrates does this with the laws.
Why does Socrates argue that we should obey the law?
Surprisingly, Socrates would actually say, “Yes!” because he thinks it’s dishonorable to violate any law. His argument here is that we obey the Laws because violating any law is to violate the Laws as an overarching structure of authority.
What ancient and unfound civilization was the theme of Plato’s crito?
Crito was a rich Athenian who like Socrates was from Demos Alopeke.
What is the main theme of crito?
The theme of Plato’s Crito is, apparently, obedience to law. Socrates discusses this subject with a man who has just admitted to corrupting a law-enforcement official– the dialogue begins with Crito’s admission (or perhaps even boast) that he obtained access to Socrates through doing something for the prison guard.
What poison does Socrates drink as his method of execution?
Did Socrates choose death over exile?
“The unexamined life is not worth living” is a famous dictum uttered by Socrates at his trial for impiety and corrupting youth. The words were spoken by Socrates at his trial after he chose death rather than exile.
Who were fond of Socrates?
The two Socratics on whom most of our philosophical understanding of Socrates depends are Plato and Xenophon. Scholars also rely on the works of the comic playwright Aristophanes and Plato’s most famous student, Aristotle.