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Thursday 1/15 - Please answer the following question's based on Plato's Crito. Each answer should be a paragraph (5+ sentences) and include direct quotes from the text.
1.What are the arguments of the ‘Laws' that Socrates presents to Crito for why he should obey the Laws, including his death sentence?
2.How persuasive are the arguments of the Laws? If you think they are not persuasive, why do you think Socrates accepts the ruling of the Laws?
3.Who is Socrates' real audience in the Crito? Is it Crito? (What do we know about Crito? What is his character?) Is it Athens?
4.According to Socrates, what is the social contract citizens have with their government? Do you agree with Socrates? Explain.