Notes Week (Oct12-16)
Notes Week (Oct12-16) pols 2310
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Date Created: 10/18/15
Notes Oct1216 Plato shows the value of laws for ordinary people in 3 ways assumption that there might be knowledge behind law unlike public opinion bringing in the law to explain justice to Crito harms people who need help deciding what to do in speci c situations Why do laws need improvementpreserve them because laws serve the community and give its individuals a quality of life IMPERFECT LAWS ARE BETTER THAN NO LAWS AT ALL for Crito and most people because they are more likely to live well with the community than wout it Anarchy isn39t the greatest evil and order isn39t the greatest good they are just good and evil Always unjust to disobey even bad laws cause you destabilize the ppl and their quality of life CRITO ISSUE what39s the status of obligation to obey when we understand Laws that commands injustice 1 problem should not often arise ppl should assume laws are the best guide about justice it39s better to thrust expertise than own feeling 2only happen with clearly wise members 3 not matter how unjust the law it39s still unjust to disobey But if it39s unjust to disobey law it is also unjust to obey unjust laws Disobeying any law destabilizes the community In Crito it39s unjust for Socrates to disobey and in the Apology is unjust to obey Contradiction can39t be the same in the way at same time if they can it39s difficult then there39s no contradiction Political decisions are often so very difficult because of the previously stated
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