Aristotole Reflection Essay

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Reflection #1 Entry #1: Euthyphro In the Euthyphro, Socrates and Euthyphro are having a discussion about Euthyphro prosecuting his own father. Throughout their conversation, Socrates asks Euthyphro a lot of different questions trying to understand why Euthyphro is prosecuting his own father. Euthyphro defended himself by saying it is what is right, and that it doesn’t matter if the one is he prosecuting is a stranger or a relative, he is still a murderer. Euthyphro then gets into a discussion about what is holy and unholy, which Socrates has many questions about, but never gets a straight answer from Euthyphro. By the end of the story, Euthyphro says he has to be somewhere and just leaves Socrates, never fully answering his questions about what is holy. I would say Euthyphro is just prosecuting his father because that is what he believes the gods would do, so that is why he is doing it. He is not doing it because he necessarily wants to. Entry #2: Crito In Crito, Crito goes to visit Socrates before he dies, trying to convince Socrates to let him help sneak him out so that he can live in exile. Crito told Socrates that it will be worth sneaking out and living so that he can raise his children, continue his teachings and that Socrates is welcomed to Thessaly. However, Socrates defends his decision of being executed by saying that it is never good to injustice in response to injustice. Socrates entered into a contract with the Law and then can’t decide if it is just or unjust to sneak out of jail, since he got to choose whether to be exiled or executed, could he not just change his mind and decide to be exiled? Socrates defends his case and must come up with a decision on whether to sneak out or stay in jail and accept his death, like he has already done. I view it as Socrates staying in jail. Socrates is not contradicting himself because he is sticking

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