PHILOSOPHY 103
Introduction to Logic

MICRO-ESSAY ASSIGNMENT 3

Analysis of The Crito

  1. Download the Krito and read carefully.
  2. In your paper, first summarize Krito's argument for why Sokrates should escape from prison. Identify his thesis, the support (premises) he gives for his thesis, and the conclusion of his argument. Put the argument into standard form.
  3. Second, summarize Sokrates' argument for why he should not escape from prison. Identify his thesis, the support (premises) he gives for his thesis, and the conclusion of his argument. Put the argument into standard form.

  4. Identify any informal fallacies.
  5. Evaluate the arguments as either strong/cogent or valid/sound. Explain why you think the arguments work or not in light of your logical analysis.
  6. Finally, contrast Sokrates' and Krito's arguments and discuss which is better and explain why.


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