Socrates Moral Decisionin History by JimA
Was Socrates wise to stay in Athens to die? Examine firstly the context
of the word wise , Socrates wasn't wise in the sense of preserving his own life
as he stayed to die. He was encouraged and given the chance to escape
by his friend Crito, but Socrates did not want to escape . Why?
Socrates was a wise man. He believed in absolutes, and pursued the
knowledge of man's source of goodness and virtue. He believed that the
repayment of evil with evil was wrong. In short, Socrates was a very moral person.
He stayed in Athens because he said that he had lived by the laws of the country
for all his life. He had enjoyed the privileges of a civilized society, and that he had
been treated as any other citizen would have come to expect. Now that the...