Obedience to the Law in Plato's Crito

American Journal of Jurisprudence 27 (1):85-108 (1982)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Plato's Crito is not a treatise on obedience to the law, but a dialogue whose interpretation is not determined by its surface meaning. The initial dream is not mere ornamentation; rather it points to the range of possibilities in Socrates' situation. The speeches of the Laws, with which the dialogue closes, are not intended to be philosophically cogent, since they are inconsistent with the principles laid out in the preceding conversation between Socrates and Crito. The arguments of the Laws are rather directed towards Crito, Socrates' decent and unphilosophic friend



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 79,971

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library


Added to PP

144 (#95,531)

6 months
3 (#242,194)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references