Sunday, June 14, 2009
June 14: A Philosopher Prefers Prison Cell (Vol. 2, pp. 31-43)
Socrates and Crito are sitting around talking in this passage from Plato's "Crito." Socrates was presented with the opportunity to escape his death row cell, but refused. He insisted on dying with the integrity he lived by, even though he was sentenced to die on false pretenses. The man definitely had some big stones.