Skip to main content

Responding to Crito: Socrates and political obligation

Buy Article:

$27.68 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

In the most comprehensive treatment of Plato 's Crito to date, Richard Kraut says: ‘If possible, the Crito ought to be interpreted in a way that makes it consistent with the Apology and the other early Platonic dialogues.’ My aim in the following paper is sympathetic to this view. However, the consistency I find is wider in scope than the reconciliation of Socrates' commitment to disobedience in one dialogue and his apparent rejection of disobedience in the other. I seek a reconciliation between the Socratic charge to live an examined life and the demands of a life under law.

Keywords: Apology; Crito; Plato; Platonic dialogues; Richard Kraut; disobedience

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Keele University.

Publication date: January 1, 1996

imp/hpt/1996/00000017/00000001/124
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more