Plato 's Crito, The Law Of Athens

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1). In Plato’s Crito , the Laws of Athens offers many reasons why Socrates should not escape. If he was to escape he would be disobeying in three ways, one to his parents, two to those who have brought him up and three which is his agreement with his city. He should instead honor the laws more than honoring his parents because in theory the city that he is living, has raised shaped him to be who he is. “ We have given you birth, nurtured you, educateD you, we have given you and all other citizens a share of all the good things we could” ( p. 500). Just as a parent would upbring a child and give the child the best opportunities knowing it will not be reciprocated , as does the city. It acts as a servant to its citizens, giving opportunities to its people when they are of the age to vote, thus creating their own life paths. A citizen is not bound to one city, the city allows its citizens to leave if they are dissatisfied with the laws but those who decided to stay must obey the agreement with the city. In Socrates 's case he is choosing to honor his agreement with his country and the city he lives, even though he has been wronging accused, by not escaping .

2). The definition according to Aristotle of intermediate is between what exceeds and what falls short, then it is separated into the two categories. Which are intermediate “ with reference to the object “ and intermediate “ relative to us”. An intermediate with reference to the object is “... equidistant from…

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