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Should Socrates have taken the poison?

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Started: 2/23/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jenkinst14

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I believe that Socrates made the right decision to drink the Hemlock because he obtained the belief that a good life is only as good as you were honorable. In the eyes of the men of Athens, Socrates was accused of breaking the law, and he believed it would not be honorable to runaway from your punishment. Moreover, Socrates did not fear death, for death was unknown. There would be no reason at all to fear something if there is no true fact that it is evil, bad, or painful. Many only fear the unknown because they have never experienced it. Socrates believed that it was his time to die, there was no reason to be fearful and runaway.
Shayna002

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I believe that Socrates shouldn't have drank the hemlock because as a human being how do you determine when its your time to die? You cant determine when its your time to die. As a human being it isn't up to you to know when its your time to die or not. Death is determined by God.If you are a Athens and don't believe in any type of God you still cant determine when it is our time for death. i really don't seem how it is possible for any human being to determine when it is there time to die."I only know what I don't know" as stated by Socrates! He said this so how is it possible that he can determine if it was his time to die or not if he really don't know himself?
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