Philosophy: Death to Socrates

  • Posted on: 17 November 2020
  • By: brentsilby
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Socrates is known as the founder of philosophy. So why was he put to death? What was his defense? In this course we take a close look at Socrates defense and his reason for finally accepting his punishment. We will then discuss a range of ethical theories with reference to the death penalty. Our central question will be: is the death penalty a just punishment?

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