Why Socrates Should Not Be Punished

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
View More View Less
  • 1 Lynchburg College
  • | 2 Lewis & Clark College

Abstract: In her recent paper, “How to Escape Indictment for Impiety: Teaching as Punishment in the Euthyphro,” G. Fay Edwards argues that if Socrates were to become Euthyphro’s student, this should count as the appropriate punishment for Socrates’ alleged crime. In this paper, we show (1) that the interpretation Edwards has proposed conflicts with what Socrates has to say about the functional role of punishment in the Apology, and (2) that the account Socrates gives in the Apology, properly understood, also provides the correct interpretation of what Socrates says in the Euthyphro about the role of instruction for wrongdoers.

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 20 3 1
Full Text Views 57 48 1
PDF Views & Downloads 110 88 2