SÓCRATES DECIDES TO DYE: WHAT THE POLIS HAS TO DO WITH IT?

O que a polis tem a ver com isso?

  • Bárbara Tortato

Abstract

The questions that will guide this philosophical essay on morality, more precisely, on moral duty in the face of a greater ethics are: Is individual motivation as important as current ethics? Do they both have to be in agreement? With this essay we will try to present the classical Greek scenario as a background for the analysis of Socrates' moral choice for death. The justification for this theme lies in the character of Criton, of the homonymous Platonic dialogue, which will serve as a reference for this approach as a Socratic admirer who, at the moment of the death sentence of his friend, creates a moral dilemma. In order to do so, the Greek historical context will be resumed.
Published
2020-04-22
How to Cite
Tortato, B. (2020). SÓCRATES DECIDES TO DYE: WHAT THE POLIS HAS TO DO WITH IT? : O que a polis tem a ver com isso?. Prometheus - Journal of Philosophy, 13(35). https://doi.org/10.52052/issn.2176-5960.pro.v13i35.13329
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Original Articles