"Apology" and "Crito" Book Review

An analysis of Plato's stories "Apology" and "Crito" on Socrates' trial and eventual death.
# 150439 | 1,632 words | 1 source | APA | 2012
Published on Feb 17, 2012 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek)


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Description:

This paper discusses how a lot about Socrates have been known through the works and writings of other philosophers, principally Plato who was his favorite student. In particular, the paper examines how in "Apology", Socrates' defense is explained before the famous Athenian Court while "Crito" presents the story of Socrates' final defense of his views and obligations to stick and obey the Athenian laws instead of running away from the Athenian prison.

Outline:
Socrates' Argument for Not Fleeing the City
Personal Thoughts and Views about Socrates' Argument
Strong Objection to Socrates' Argument in the "Crito"
Should Socrates Have Been Found Guilty at his Trial?
Defending the Above Answers

From the Paper:

"The trial, sentencing, and death of Socrates are events that were greatly influenced by the society and the historical period at which the event occurred. During Socrates sentencing and trial, it is indicated that he was found guilty for corrupting the Athenian youth by teaching them against the existence of God and free-thinking. According to me, I strongly believe that Socrates should not have been found guilty during his trial simply because he was trying to express his own views and beliefs, and as well anyone who wanted not to listen to him and the right and obligation to do so. I believe it was very human for someone to speak ones' mind without necessarily having been tried or sentenced. Just as the philosopher defended himself, it should be agreed that the leaders and people of his time were motivated by something different and wanted to have a balance in social issues including faith, possessions, and governance (Plato, 2010). "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Plato. (2010). Apology of Socrates and Crito. New York: Oxford University Press.

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