The Piety of Escape

  • Phillip Shannon
Keywords: philosophy, plato, socrates

Abstract

This paper examines two seemingly contradictory views of piety found in Plato’s Euthyphro and Crito. Using the Socratic dialogues for evidence of what Socrates actually believed and to piece together a Socratic account of piety, it seems that his argument in favor of remaining in prison is inconsistent with his own beliefs. The paper concludes that Socrates ought not to have thought it was impious to escape from prison.

Published
2019-09-10
How to Cite
Shannon, P. (2019). The Piety of Escape. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 4(1), 3-14. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1757
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