Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (2):251-268 (2007)

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Nathan Hanna
Drexel University
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I propose an alternative interpretation of the Crito. The arguments that are typically taken to be Socrates’ primary arguments against escape are actually supplementary arguments that rely on what I call the Superiority Thesis, the thesis that the state and its citizens are members of a moral hierarchy where those below are tied by bonds of obligation to those above. I provide evidence that Socrates holds this thesis, demonstrate how it resolves a number of apparent difficulties and show why my interpretation is preferable to competing interpretations.
Keywords socrates  political philosophy  crito
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ISBN(s) 0038-4283
DOI 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2007.tb00051.x
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