Injustice in Justice Socrates Essay

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David Badal Ethics 100A Winterbottom 11/14/2013 Injustice in Justice Socrates was a man beyond his time with the ability to see beyond the cultural norms of his society and viewed the greater picture. He devoted his existence to figuring out the answers of the world, and also opening people’s minds to seeing beyond their pre dispositions created by the society and environment in which they were raised in. Due to this he was subjected to much negative attention and controversy which eventually would lead to his execution. We will also examine his choice to stay and be executed although his dear friend Crito had tirelessly offered to save him with his powerful means, and the dispute between them that arose from this. We will explore this wonderful man’s teachings, beliefs, and its effect on those around him especially Crito when he was facing execution. As we venture further into Socrates reasons for staying and being executed we will find that although it initially appears wrong for him to stay and be unjustly executed when he had the opportunity to be released that this is untrue, and actually that the most just thing to do was to allow this to happen. We will begin by looking at a brief history of Socrates and his method, also known as the Socratic Method, we will then view one of the arguments Crito made for his freedom, then explore Socrates counter argument to this, delve into Socrates two main arguments for refusing to leave his death sentence with Crito, and finally we will discuss why these were arguments were the just thing to do. Socrates had a very interesting way of opening people’s minds, and trying to find answers in the world to say the least. He did this with a method known as The Socratic Method. He would teach not by arguing his ideas against, the beliefs of others, but simply by breaking their beliefs

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