PLSC 114 - Lecture 3 - Socratic Citizenship: Plato, Crito

Lecture 3 - Socratic Citizenship: Plato, Crito

Overview

In the Apology, Socrates proposes a new kind of citizenship in opposition to the traditional one that was based on the poetic conception of Homer. Socrates' is a philosophical citizenship, relying on one's own powers of independent reason and judgment. The Crito, a dialogue taking place in Socrates' prison cell, is about civil obedience, piety, and the duty of every citizen to respect and live by the laws of the community.

Resources

Plato, Apology, translated with an introduction by Benjamin Jowett
Courtesy of the University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/p/plato/p71ap/

Plato, Crito, translated with an introduction by Benjamin Jowett
Courtesy of the University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/p/plato/p71cro/index.html

Assignment

Plato, Apology of Socrates; Crito

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