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Man was born free and every where he is in chainsTo Socrates the unexamined life is not free In the society he knewjustice was overall important and to him it was as well The problem wasthat his beliefs conflicted with the conduct of law in his community so hewould have replied to this quote by saying that a person needs explorethemselves or else they just build bars around their lives In order toexplore ones life questions need to be asked and beliefs need to bechallenged but the law of his time prohibited such acts The laws wereneeded to maintain order and they were for the to prevent injust acts fromhappening but at the same time prohibited people to be free A quote fromthe Apology after Socrates was convicted stated Now I shall departconvicted by you and sentenced to death while they go convicted by truthof villainess injustice18 This statement would seem to say that aperson is born free under the laws of justice but already in chains by thosesame laws because they the free born cannot examine themselves to findThere is no less difference between rule over a free person and ruleover slaves than between what is by nature free and what is by natureslavish186 Any rule or authority puts chains on the people whether it isfor order or punishment Aristotle says man is by nature a politicalanimal140 People cannot live outside of a society in the view ofAristotle they are social by human nature The fact that there must be ruleand politics to distinguish between the good for all and the good for eachindividual so that equality can be fulfilled tells us that he believe thatfreedom is existent because of politics and yet taken away by politics toensure equality for all He says this in his book The Politics That thesame way of life must necessarily be the best both for each human beingindividually and for cities and human beings in common187 If
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