Do you agree or disagree with Socrates account of how we should care for our souls, and why we should live philosophically? Explain and defend your answer to this question. In your essay, be sure to analyze Socrates reasons for asserting that we should prioritize the care of our souls, and that the philosophical life is the life well-lived. How would you compare your choices/decisions about living your life/caring for your soul with Socrates recommendations?
Your essay must be organized according to the development and defense of a coherent, philosophically interesting, and defensible thesis statement: Anyone reading your essay (regardless of their familiarity with the material) should be able to identify your thesis statement, the objection you consider, and the conclusion you defend. At your writing conference be sure to evaluate how explicitly you have articulated a thesis statement and how successfully you have defended it. Use effective language to introduce your thesis statement. For example, I will argue that . . . OR It is my view that. . . Be sure that your thesis statement is defensible in three to four pages. It is highly unlikely that one could defend overly general or grandiose claims such as Everything Socrates believes is true in a four page essay. Strive for a thesis statement that is philosophically interesting, and that demonstrates your knowledge of the ideas under consideration. You must offer textual evidence for the view you are defending. This means that you must include actual quoted passages from the text that are important to the defense of your thesis.
You must make reference to and provide an analysis of either Euthyprho, Apology, or Crito.