You can certainly try to persuade the jury that they should sentence you to a reward, not a punishment but suppose they sentence you to a punishment then you must endure it the fact that you have to endure the sentence is part of the civil disobedience civil disobedience does not mean that you get off scott-free. Crito is a dialogue by the ancient greek philosopher plato it depicts a conversation between socrates and his wealthy friend crito regarding justice, injustice, and the appropriate response to injustice socrates thinks that injustice may not be answered with injustice, and refuses crito's offer to finance his escape from prison the dialogue contains an ancient statement of the social contract theory of government.
2 what would you conclude is socrates' general teaching about the practice of civil disobedience, according to what he says in the crito explain some scholars have argued that what socrates teaches about civil disobedience in the crito is different than what he teaches about civil disobedience in the apology 3. In what sense are they both good men what motivates crito in his attempt to help socrates escape from prison why would we say that he has good intentions have students analyze the argument between socrates and crito what are the weak points history and social studies themes civil rights.
- comparison between crito and apology for these two articles that we read in crito and apology by plato, we could know socrates is an enduring person with imagination, because he presents us with a mass of contradictions: most eloquent men, yet he never wrote a word ugliest yet most profoundly attractive ignorant yet wise wrongfully convicted, yet unwilling to avoid his unjust execution. Now we come to the dialogue crito, which poses the question: what does the individual owe his society specifically, if living in a society means obeying the laws of the land, do we owe it to our fellow citizens to obey or defy laws that are unjust or wrongheaded let’s take this as the typical platonic argument against democracy. Law, philosophy, and civil disobedience: the laws’ speech in plato’s crito steven thomason ouachita baptist university plato’s crito is an examination of the tension between political science, a life devoted to the rational discourse and critique of politics, and the. Socrates misinterpreted and misapplied: an analysis of the typically, they try to f rame the dialogues to allow for civil disobedience socrates’ arguments in the crito in the crito, socrates personifies the laws of athens to offer two major arguments for.
Point out to students that, in some sense, three characters contribute to the argument in crito: socrates, crito, and the personification of the law, whom socrates introduces as an imaginary character have the students consider the effect of this personification of the law upon the argument. An argument for civil disobedience are acts of civil disobedience ever appropriate according to american history, acts of disobedience in the face of tyranny are not only appropriate but expected the very fabric of this nation was shaped by acts of civil disobedience and rebellion. It is clear, then, that socrates never intended to break any laws, and certainty not with any political objectives that king might have envisioned therefore, since civil disobedience requires the intentional breaking of law to show the injustice of a law, socrates could not have acted in civil disobedience. Least an apparent inconsistency between the apology and the crito for the passage is part of an analogical argument 1973] wenz—socrœtes on civil disobedience 107 (50e—51c) in which the laws are compared to one's parents socrates, speaking for the laws, argues that just as one ought to.
Thus, the crito can be seen as, in part, an argument that socrates and plato make to the laws and to the political community on behalf of justice and even the life of the mind 17 ix.