Plato’s Crito: When Should We Break the Law?

The Death of Socrates

Author: Spencer Case Categories: Historical Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics Word Count: 1,000 Audio and video below Plato’s Crito describes a conversation that takes place in 399 B.C.E. in an Athens prison, where Socrates awaits execution. Not long before, an assembly of more than 500 Athenian citizens convicted Socrates of corrupting the youth and … Continue reading Plato’s Crito: When Should We Break the Law?

Because God Says So: On Divine Command Theory

Author: Spencer Case Category: Ethics, Philosophy of Religion Word Count: 1000 Assuming God exists, what is the relationship between God's commands and morality? Assuming that God is morally perfect and so commands all and only good things, we may distinguish between two claims: a.   God commands what He does because it is good. b. … Continue reading Because God Says So: On Divine Command Theory