Personal Morality vs. The State
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At the heart of Sophocles' play "Antigone" and Plato's examination of Socrates' trial in "The Last Days of Socrates", as well as in Plato's own philosophy, there is an examination of what constitutes a morally right action. For both Antigone and Socrates, a personal system of ethics takes precedence over what the state has decreed is good or right. In Antigone's case, she calls on the Gods as providing a higher system of justice than that of Creon, who is merely representative of the State. Socrates and Plato, also defer to the existence of a higher morality than any found in an earthly court.
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