A survey of the history of western philosophy plato's description of socrates's final days continued in the κριτων ()now in prison awaiting execution, socrates displays the same spirit of calm reflection about serious matters that had characterized his life in freedom. Aristophanes's socrates is portrayed as more interested in the physical world and matters such as astronomy, while plato's is more concerned with ethics and epistemology. Plato's dialogue crito is a composition originating in 360 bce that depicts a conversation between socrates and his rich friend crito in a prison cell in athens in the year 399 bce. Socrates answers first that one should not worry about public opinion, but only listen to wise and expert advice crito should not worry about how his, socrates', or others' reputations may fare in the general esteem: they should only concern themselves with behaving well. Socrates in apology and crito the irreverent, disobedient socrates of the apology is inconsistent with the socrates of the crito construct an argument supporting or refuting this claim.
Socrates had by many counts been in love with alcibiades and plato depicts him pursuing or speaking of his love for him in many dialogues (symposium 213c-d, protagoras 309a, gorgias 481d, alcibiades i 103a-104c, 131e-132a. Crito, a friend of socrates, illegally paid the prison guards to allow socrates to escape socrates, however, decided not to escape when socrates was put on trial, he gave a long speech to defend himself against the claims made by the athens government. The philosopher socrates remains, as he was in his lifetime (469-399 bce),  an enigma, an inscrutable individual who, despite having written nothing, is considered one of the handful of philosophers who forever changed how philosophy itself was to be conceived. The philosophy of ancient greece reached its highest level of achievement in the works of socrates, plato, and aristotle plato and aristotle have been held in high esteem because of their intellectual achievements and the fact that their ideas have been preserved through the writings that they produced.
Socrates' death •in 399 bc, when socrates was 70 years old, he was brought to trial on the charge of impiety, convicted by an athenian jury. Recounting the last days of socrates in crito in the last days of socrates the dialogue crito recounts socrates last days before his execution socrates had been accused of corrupting the youth and not worshipping the gods of the state. 1703 introduction to political thought lecture outline: plato's crito i the dramatic context and the character of crito a crito tries to persuade socrates to escape into exile b socrates persuades crito that he should obey the laws c crito as the true audience for the arguments of the 'laws.
In plato's crito, socrates has been unjustly accused of his crimes by those opposed to him his friend crito comes to urge him to escape from the prison where he is being held awaiting execution. Philosophy was not seen as a worthwhile endeavor by the public at large, and because of this, he was portrayed as a man with his head in the clouds certainly it didn't help that aristophanes the clouds had socrates teaching people how to cheat themselves out of debt since he was also often accused as being one who could turn the worse. Socrates (/ ˈ s ɒ k r ə t iː z / ancient greek: σωκρᾰ́της, translit sōkrátēs, [sɔːkrátɛːs] c 470 - 399 bc) was a classical greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the western ethical tradition of thought. In the crito, socrates is approached by his life-long friend crito while in prison awaiting execution crito used many different ways to attempt to persuade socrates to escape the best argument crito uses is that he says socrates would be betraying his children if he were to stay in prison.
This magnificent compilation has three plato writings: euthyphro, apology, and crito though apparently early works and not as complex or philosophically influential as later ones, they are immensely important in portraying socrates' trial unfortunately, this collection does not have phaedo. - socrates and his philosophy socrates makes a profound impact in our minds through his wisdom, power of critical thinking, moral strength and intelligence it is plato who immortalizes socrates in the popular imagination as a man of profound knowledge. Summary the crito records the conversation that took place in the prison where socrates was confined awaiting his executionit is in the form of a dialog between socrates and crito, an elderly athenian who for many years has been a devoted friend of socrates and a firm believer in his ethical teachings. Socrates was unjustly condemned for breaking the law, yet when given the opportunity to leave, he sticks by the law. - the readings of the apology of socrates and crito throughout the readings of the apology of socrates and crito i have found that socrates was not a normal philosopher it is the philosopher's intention to question everything, but socrates' approach was different then most other philosophers.
Crito gives a lecture about how socrates is a coward, hypocrite and a negligent father socrates compliments crito on his enthusiasm but cautions him to only apply it with reason he then claims to be sticking to the same principles he always has since youth. This video focuses on plato's dialogue, the crito, and examines the arguments made by crito, urging socrates to take advantage of the plan and preparations made for him by his friends, and to flee. A summary of 43a - 44b in plato's crito learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of crito and what it means perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Yet, in the crito, socrates provides numerous arguments for obeying the decision of the legally constituted political authority, even though the decision (to put socrates to death) was unjust critically assess whether socrates's view about political obligation in the two texts is consistent.
Between sparta and athens sparta won since socrates' friend alcibiades, also a citizen of athens, betrayed athens and helped sparta, socrates is seen in association with the traitor (guilt by association), along with his other friends that committed betrayal. Crito (/ ˈ k r aɪ t oʊ / kry-toh or / ˈ k r iː t oʊ / kree-toh ancient greek: κρίτων) is a dialogue by the ancient greek philosopher platoit depicts a conversation between socrates and his wealthy friend crito regarding justice (δικαιοσύνη), injustice (ἀδικία), and the appropriate response to injustice. Socrates: okay, crito, slow the fuck down for a second first of all, my sons will be fine whether i'm dead or in exile - i wouldn't take them with me to live in fear second, you shouldn't care what the average man says about justice any more than what the average man thinks about sickness.
Crito is trying to persuade socrates on why he should escape the prison he was falsely put in throughout all of his pleas for socrates to escape socrates does not fulfill crito's wishes instead he has a discussion with crito to see if his student can put together a fully logical argument as to why he should escape.