Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds Topics for Discussion

Thomas G. West
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Please outline the main line of argument in the Euthyphro.

Euthyphro's dilemma is a famous case of a philosophical argument about the nature of piety. What dilemma does Socrates place Euthyphro in with respect to his initial definition of piety?

Give three of Socrates' defenses of himself in the Apology. Do you find them convincing? Why or why not?

What do you think Socrates was trying to accomplish in the Apology? Was he honestly defending himself? Trying to be executed? Give your own view and defend it.

What is one of Socrates' argument on behalf of the authority of the law in the Crito?

Why does Socrates think that death is not a harm in the Crito?

Do you think Socrates' views about the authority of the law differ between the Apology and the Crito? If so, how?

Do you think Aristophanes' critique of...

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