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Crito

Explain the reason why Socrates would not escape from prison?

First, the reason he would have to escape would be to prolong his life. However, he is not afraid of dying. He believes that what happens after death is unknown but could be one of the following:...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2017 12:12 am UTC

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How does Socrates use ethos, pathos, and logos in his argument?

Crito is a dialogue between Socrates, a well-known Greek philosopher imprisoned for blasphemy and awaiting his execution, and the eponymous Crito, a wealthy friend who attempts to arrange...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2019 7:59 pm UTC

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In Crito, Socrates was an independent thinker and strong leader who was punished and jailed for his views. Yet, when...

In submitting his life for what he believed, Socrates was able to push his society to think and question. The act of submitting his life represents Socrates' commitment to his duty. Crito argues...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2016 4:52 pm UTC

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Is there a contradiction between what Socrates says in Plato's Crito and what he says in Plato's Apology?

I don't see a contradiction between Crito and Apology. Keep in mind, Crito is set after Apology. In it, Socrates explains why he ought to accept the punishment imposed upon him. Apology, on the...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2019 12:22 am UTC

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What is the main point of Socrates' conversation with Crito in Plato's Crito?

In Plato's Crito, Socrates has been sentenced to death and is awaiting his execution. Crito, a rich friend of his, informs Socrates that the jailer has been bribed and Socrates can flee Athens and...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2012 6:21 pm UTC

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