(1) Understanding (defining terms); (2) Judgment (identifying the point that nee

(1) Understanding (defining terms);
(2) Judgment (identifying the point that needs to be defended);
(3) Reasoning (using logic to support the position held).
Include at least two relevant
quotations from The Great Conversation Textbook, at least one from Plato’s Apology
and at least one from Plato’s Crito
and use a footnote to cite each one, according to The Chicago Manual of Style (see here: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html.)
Plato’s Apology starts on page 116 of the textbook.
Plato’s Crito starts on page 135 of the textbook.
For
example you could cite your text as:
1.
Plato, “Apology,” in Norman Melchert, The
Great Conversation, 8th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press,
2018), 116.
2.
Plato, “Apology,” 120.
II. The essay:
1. In Plato’s Apology, is Socrates effective in using the 3 acts of the mind to
rebute the charges made against him at his trial? Do you think he was innocent or guilty?
2. In Plato’s Crito, who has the better argument:
Crito, who says Socrates should escape from prison, or Socrates, who
says this would be wrong?
3. In light of your answers to 1 and 2, does
Socrates (as portrayed in Plato’s Apology
and Crito) give a good model of the
vocation of philosopher?

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