Jul 6, 2020
In the third episode of Season 3 of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II discusses "The Crito" the third of Plato's dialogues in The Last Days of Socrates collection. In "The Crito," we find Socrates in prison, awaiting his execution. Faced with an opportunity to escape, he considers what factors should influence his decision. This dialogue raises questions about justice, public opinion, and democratic rule.
“The Crito” pages 66-81 of Plato, The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo. Translated with Introductions and Notes by Christopher Rowe (New York, Penguin Books, 2010)
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Intro: Natalie Smith, McConnell Center Civic Education Coordinator
Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director
Producer: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator