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In Plato’s Crito; Socrates is arrested and thrown in jail for the allegations of molesting the minds of children and doubting the Gods. As a result of those allegations Socrates is being sentenced to an execution, however a couple of days before his execution Crito visits Socrates in his cell with the goal of connecting the man to escape Athens and live his life somewhere else. In the dialogue Crito attempts to convince him by tell otherwise by clearing and worries of risk that might involve Crito and friends alike and he pleads  “In addition, I think you are  betraying your sons, whom you would raise and educate, by going away and abandoning them, and, as far as you are concerned, they can experience whatever happens to come their way, when it’s likely that as orphans they’ll get the usual treatment of orphans.”Crito offered him safe passage and a new home in exile without harassment for no price since his followers want to offer their coin towards the man. However being the man Socrates is, he refuses the aids and provides just arguments on why he accepts his death. To answer the argument of his sons becoming orphans he says that his children would live a better life and care for if they were not living in exile with him as their father. Saying the best thing for him to do in this situation is accept the punishment of the law Justifying his reason for that continues to explain why Socrates has accepted his death. Socrates wanted to live his life by his philosophy and reasons.So the argument as to why Socrates accept his death is written because he must simply abide by the law because that I what is right. Using his philosophical wisdom he came to the conclusion that “It is better to suffer injustice than to commit it.”. Since Socrates has lived under the protection of the city and its people he must abide by the laws and social justices. Socrates did not believe he just break the law and escape the sentence that the city has given to him, he knew that living in that city means to follow the rules similar to a child and his father. A child should not fight against their father if they did something wrong; it was not right. Sometimes principles have to be sacrificed for the good of someone else. My impression of Socrates in these dialogues was that he was very self-righteous, like myself. I learned to sacrifice my own self-righteous principles, or at least to moderate them, whenever a greater good was in view and if I were in the same situation I would not have made the same decision. “warding off evil with evil is never just” with that philosophy I would still inflict evil if it meant saving myself or someone else regardless of the philosophical reasoning.    In the Dialogue between Meno and Socrates, Plato writes about the controversial questions. such as what is the virtue? Can it be taught or is it innate?The dialog opens with Meno asking Socrates a straightforward question; Can virtue be taught? Socrates answer is that he does not know because he does not know what virtue is, however, Meno believes that he is knowledgeable and begins to explain to Socrates, however, being the man that he is, he debunks every definition with reasoning. Meno’s definition of virtue is relative to the individual being questioned, for example. The virtue for a woman during their time was to be good at managing a household and to be submissive to her husband, however, the virtue of an Athenian soldier is to be skilled at fighting and brave in war.However, Socrates rejects his definition. He argues that when Meno noted examples to display virtue, there must be something they all have in common. Be as it may they hold no similarities, stating that a virtue needs to have something in common. A proper definition of the concept should reflect this general root. In another definition, Meno defines virtue as the power to rule over men. Meaning that virtue is the essence of the fulfillment of one’s purpose. He tried to explain the general concept of virtue by classifying it with one example of virtue. Socrates then simplifies what he asks with an analogy.  The concept of ‘shape’ cannot be defined by describing hexagons, squares or triangles.  ‘Shape’ is what all these figures share. Another aspect of their dialogue is the discussion of innate knowledge he believes that people either know something or they do not. Answering this is Socrates “slave boy demonstration”; he asks a child slave who has no geometric education whether he knew how to double the size of the square drawn by Socrates. Unable to do so, Meno thought he was correct however Socrates said that even though he was wrong he still had a sense of the answer claiming that every person, even if they do not know an answer they still hold some knowledge and just needs guidance to speed the process. This example reflected his devout belief that humanity would live better lives if we believed knowledge is worth pursuing. However even without the answer to virtue Socrates affirms the principle of reincarnation and exhibits the existence of innate knowledge. Plato’s Phaedo makes many interesting arguments that changed my perspective of life and death. The key points of the dialogue hit topics regarding the soul, death, and the afterlife. Socrates followers tell him of their sadness reflecting his death, however Socrates is not and explains otherwise. Written by Plato he says “I desire to prove to you that the real philosopher has reason to be of good cheer when he is about to die, and that after death he may hope to obtain the greatest good in the other world.”  because only when we experience death will the mind be be separated by the body and its distractions. However his followers still had many doubts such as the immortality of the soul and of course Socrates has an answer to their worries which are titled as the cyclical argument, the theory of recollection, the affinity argument, and the argument from the form of life. In the cyclical argument, Socrates argues that since death is a contrary from life as sleeping is to waking then things with a form would end again where they started and a cycle would continue through life. In the theory of recollection Socrates explains that we have knowledge of abstracts ideas such as art, beauty, music, and justice because we experience this in a former life. Which ties together his cyclical argument of life and death constantly in a cycle. In the affinity argument Socrates claims the soul be immortal base on his definition that the soul bears an affinity to the invisible, immortal, and the dissolvable where instead the body bears infinity to the visible, mortal, and soluble. This means that the forms beauty, justice and truth are immutable. The soul is invisible and immutable, unlike the body which is visible. This concludes that the soul defines the divine because the soul commands the body and resembles an association to the eternal forms. Furthing justifying the belief in eternal life is written in his final idea; the argument of the form of life. It states that the soul is immortal because the soul is the cause of life. An analogy for this example  is explained as fire the bringer of heat cannot omit coldness like snow and snow cannot emit heat. The same concept concludes life and death, the soul bringer of life cannot be the bringer of death leaving the argument as the soul being immortal, which why Socrates did not fear death.

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