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What should I do?

Plato’s Critolocked

  • Edward Craig

Abstract

Plato was the first important philosopher of ancient Greek civilization who left behind a substantial body of complete works. There is much of philosophy that pre-dates Plato, such as the Vedas and Upanishads of India, the Buddha, and Confucius. ‘What should I do?’ looks at Plato's works (his dialogues) and considers especially the dialogue called Crito which is about Socrates and what he should do in a certain predicament in which he finds himself. Some people expect philosophy to tell us the answers to moral problems simply. To do so it would have to show us just one right way to balance all the various considerations.

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