Plato: Obedience to the State From Crito

1. In the dialogue, Crito puts forward a variety of arguments in his attempt to persuade Socrates to escape. What are these arguments?

2. Socrates responds to these arguments. Among other things, for example, he raises questions about how one ought to act towards popular opinion, about whether there are circumstances in which it is legitimate to retaliate, and so on. Identify clearly Socrates’ arguments in response to Crito.

3. Having identified both Crito’s and Socrates’ lines of argument:

a. State whether you think Crito or Socrates has the stronger position, or whether they are comparably strong.

b. Give sound reasons and arguments for your position in a.




























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