Critical engagement papers on Socrates’s arguments in the Apology and Crito.
Students are expected to write a paper of 1700 words on Plato’s Apology and Crito (1700 words total, not 1700 words each). This paper will state and analyze the main arguments offered by Socrates in each of these two texts, and will provide a critical assessment of the arguments’ merits. Do they successfully/convincingly establish the theses that Socrates aims to establish?
Here as always, I will highly value a solid defense of a claim I disagree with, but will penalize a mindless agreement with a claim I happen to think is true.
Make every effort to abide by the required word count. Papers that stray too much (below or above) the word count will be penalized.