David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (6):1021 - 1046 (2011)
Socrates does not use the Laws' Speech in the Crito principally to persuade Crito to accept his coming execution. It is used instead to persuade Crito to examine and work on his inadequate view of justice. Crito's view of justice fails to coordinate one's duties to friends and those to the law. The Laws' Speech accomplishes this persuasive goal by accompanying Crito?s earlier speech. Both start from the same view of justice, one that Crito accepts, but reach opposing conclusions. Crito cannot judge between the two appealing speeches. His understanding of justice is too confused for him to decide well how to help Socrates. His need to explain what happened the morning he visited Socrates will prompt him and others to examine this indeterminate view of justice. Socrates foregoes direct refutation because Crito will not abide that usual way of interrogation. Engaging in short question-and-answer conversation is not the only way to bring a person to aporia and the intention to examine oneself. Socrates does not here undermine his assertions in the Apology about his ignorance, lack of interest in teaching, constant philosophizing, and his belief that what he does is question, examine, and test those he talks to
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ernest J. Weinrib (1982). Obedience to the Law in Plato's Crito. American Journal of Jurisprudence 27 (1):85-108.
Roslyn Weiss (1998). Socrates Dissatisfied: An Analysis of Plato's Crito. Oxford University Press.
Richard Kraut (1981). Plato's Apology and Crito: Two Recent Studies:Socrates: Philosophy in Plato's Early Dialogues. Gerasimos Xenophon Santas; Law and Obedience: The Arguments of Plato's Crito. A. D. Woozley. [REVIEW] Ethics 91 (4):651-.
Cathal Woods & Ryan Pack, Socrates of Athens: Euthyphro, Socrates' Defense, Crito and the Death Scene From Phaedo.
W. R. M. Lamb (1924). Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito Plato's Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito. Edited with Notes by John Burnet. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924. 8s. 6d. Net. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 38 (7-8):203-204.
Jonathan Hecht (2011). Fair Play: Resolving the Crito - Apology Problem. History of Political Thought 32 (4):543-564.
Nathan Hanna (2007). Socrates and Superiority. Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (2):251-268.
Plato (1956/2008). Great Dialogues of Plato: Complete Text of the Republic, the Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Ion, Meno, Symposium. Signet Classic.
Edward J. Grippe (2007). Plato on Homeric Justice in Apology and Crito. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 14 (2):11-29.
Richard W. Momeyer (1982). Socrates on Obedience and Disobedience to the Law. Philosophy Research Archives 8:21-53.
Michael J. Cholbi (2002). Dialectical Refutation as a Paradigm of Socratic Punishment. Journal of Philosophical Research 27:371-379.
Plato (1977). Euthyphro; Apology of Socrates; Crito. Clarendon Press.
Added to index2011-12-16
Total downloads13 ( #121,219 of 1,101,781 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #117,143 of 1,101,781 )
How can I increase my downloads?