Socrates and the State / Edition 1

Socrates and the State / Edition 1

by Richard Kraut
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691022410

ISBN-13: 9780691022413

Pub. Date: 07/01/1987

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This fresh outlook on Socrates' political philosophy in Plato's early dialogues argues that it is both more subtle and less authoritarian than has been supposed. Focusing on the Crito, Richard Kraut shows that Plato explains Socrates' refusal to escape from jail and his acceptance of the death penalty as arising not from a philosophy that requires blind

…  See more details below

Overview

This fresh outlook on Socrates' political philosophy in Plato's early dialogues argues that it is both more subtle and less authoritarian than has been supposed. Focusing on the Crito, Richard Kraut shows that Plato explains Socrates' refusal to escape from jail and his acceptance of the death penalty as arising not from a philosophy that requires blind obedience to every legal command but from a highly balanced compromise between the state and the citizen. In addition, Professor Kraut contends that our contemporary notions of civil disobedience and generalization arguments are not present in this dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691022413
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1987
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >