In both the Apology and Crito, Plato presents Socrates as a staunch defender of law, particularly in the sense that respect for the legal order of one?s polity is a basic obligation of citizenship. What are the most important reasons Socrates provides for this position in defense of Athenian law? If we accept Lewis? critique of emotional subjectivism (Gaius and Titius? position) in Abolition
as sound, we cannot interpret Socrates? actions as merely the result of his subjective feelings. Why would Lewis insist we interpret Plato?s Socrates this way?
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1 C.S. Lewis The Abolition
2 Platos Apology and Crito
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Lewis, C.S. The Abolition of Man. Lits, 2010.
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