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Crito

by Plato

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Plato's Crito is an investigation of morality and justice. It presents a dialogue which takes place in Socrates' prison cell, where he awaits execution. He is visited by his friend Crito who has made arrangements to smuggle him out of prison. Socrates, however, reasons that this would be the wrong moral choice, and that he should act justly rather than selfishly. This edition of the Crito was first published in 1888, with a second edition published in 1891. It is now on its sixteenth printing. The text is given in full, in the original Greek with an introduction and notes.… (more)
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Na véspera de sua execução, Crito visita Sócrates, oferecendo-lhe meios de escapar. O filósofo recusa, porque é racionalmente mais importante ser ético, e a alma assim ficará em boa forma, mesmo que o corpo pereça. Agora, por que cumprir com suas obrigações perante o estado? É verdade, Sócrates o ama, acima do erro da sentença daqueles que o governam atualmente, e o bom homem com ferro não fere. O senhor As Leis, de todo modo, que dara a vida social, permitindo a boa vida, a Sócrates, e portanto, ele com este senhor deveria mais que para com seus filhos, a se tornarem órfãos. Não é pelo desejo de morte da maioria portanto, que Sócrates aquiesce, pois deve-se sempre escutar os especialistas e não a mera opinião do povo ignaro. Entretanto, houve um acordo, imperativamente moral, anterior, para com a dignidade do estado... ( )
  henrique_iwao | Aug 30, 2022 |
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death of Socrates
  ritaer | May 10, 2021 |
This short episode that chronologically follows Socrates' apology portrays Crito's attempt to get Socrates out of prison while the powers that be are on a religious pilgrimage in Delos. But Socrates being Socrates, he proves to his friend Crito how this action of breaking the law would not be justified (despite the fact that the law did not carry out justice to Socrates). It is more important to Socrates that he be just in the eyes of the law regardless of his circumstance. It's a great prompt for discussion: Would Socrates be justified for escaping his wrongful death and living in exile? ( )
  chrisvia | Apr 29, 2021 |
Short, sweet, to the point- Socrates justifies his refusal to escape on potentially philosophically dubious grounds. ( )
  askannakarenina | Sep 16, 2020 |
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Adam, JamesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cary, HenryTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jowett, BenjaminTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koperberg, SamuelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Plato's Crito is an investigation of morality and justice. It presents a dialogue which takes place in Socrates' prison cell, where he awaits execution. He is visited by his friend Crito who has made arrangements to smuggle him out of prison. Socrates, however, reasons that this would be the wrong moral choice, and that he should act justly rather than selfishly. This edition of the Crito was first published in 1888, with a second edition published in 1891. It is now on its sixteenth printing. The text is given in full, in the original Greek with an introduction and notes.

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