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Socrates considered by many historians as the greatest mind to ever live spent his final days under the false accusations of the law These accusation were that Socrates was not worshipping the gods of the popular ancient culture and was also corrupting the young with his constant questioning of the truths of other philosophers Socrates defended himself under the eyes of the court and proved to all through reason that the accusations of the court were false However the jury had found Socrates guilty and sentenced him to death by drinking hemlock Socrates friend Crito argues with the philosopher to escape his eminent death and flee the city but Socrates argues that the state has the right to put him to death and agrees to his execution forever making him a martyr to truth and justice I believe however that Socrates himself acted unjustly by letting the state execute him since he was an innocent man the same kind of person the law is supposed to protect Even though the arguments that Socrates provides for his own death are reasonable he himself would do more good for more people if he himself escaped even if it meant going against what he truly believed was the right thing to do The Last Days of Socrates is an account written by Plato of the sentencing and death of Socrates Not only a famous philosopher himself Plato is a follower of Socrates Platos hatred of the democracy that killed his mentor is the motivator for the writing of the book Not only does it give a strong message against democracy Plato believed in rule by one Philosopher King it also provides insight into the mind of Socrates through the eyes and mind of Plato By reading his method of thought and reason one can gather that Socrates is a believer in truth and that one come to it by reason alone Socrates argues that the truth of the
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