No Need to Fear Death: A Look in "The Trial and Death of Socrates"

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Philosophy, which has the goal to improve the soul above all other things, is the very essence of life, Socrates explains. Socrates asserts that his death sentence is actually more troubling for his fellow Athenians than for himself. He sees himself as a public servant who helps the city by his practice of philosophy...
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In a dialogue between Crito and Socrates, Socrates ask Crito if we (people) could live having an evil and corrupted body and "will life be worth having if that higher part of man be depraved, which is improved by justice and deteriorated by injustice?" (Plato 48), in which Crito exclaimed no. Socrates believed that if he was to ever disobey the law, then he would be rendering evil for evil, a philosophy he does not personally believe...
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