Give two examples of why Socrates does not fear death.

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Socrates, in Apology, Crito, and Phaedo, gives multiple reasons why he does not fear death. Some are grounded in his own personal circumstances and some apply to all people equally.

The first types of reasons are grounded in his own personal circumstances. He points out that he is an elderly man, especially in light of the medical technology of the period, and therefore was close to death by natural causes anyway. He had lived all his life in Athens and would prefer to...

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