Some group work on Crito and the laws



Break up into small groups.  Delegate one or more members of your group to (1) prepare a written summary of your group's discussion and (2) make a list of your group's members.

Discuss the following.


1. What is Socrates' attitude toward the law in the Apology?  Compare/contrast this with Socrates’ attitude toward the laws in the Crito.  Cite / quote text to support and illustrate your answer.  How might someone criticize Socrates' approach(es) to the law(s) in these two works?












2. What is Socrates’ argument for maintaining his allegiance to the laws of Athens?













3. Why is Crito persuaded by Socrates?  Do you find Socrates’ arguments about our obligations to the laws convincing?  Why/Why not?