Socrates Relationship With The Laws

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Here, Socrates sets forth the idea that one’s allegiance to one’s country is much stronger than one’s ties to one’s mother/father, thus, supporting his claim that it is even more important to respect the judgment of The Laws. Although the second argument is logically compelling as well as plausible, there is one weakness worth considering. Socrates is implicitly stating that his relationship with The Laws is similar to a father/son relationship. It is clear from these kinds of relationships that there is no room for retaliation or disobedience. However, what if the city is corrupted or the parent is abusive? Are we still entitled to comply with their demands? No! Clearly, Socrates life is in danger here and from the premises of his trial, we
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