Polus vs. Socrates
When a person unjustly puts another person to death, who should be pitied? Most will argue that the person who was unjustly killed should be pitied, as he is the most miserable. While Polus would agree, Socrates would adamantly refute such an opinion, as he did in Plato's Gorgias. During a discussion between Plato and Socrates (p.31-42) an argument arises over what act deserves more pity, committing an injustice or suffering one.
The heated argument begins when Socrates states that he would choose "suffering over doing what's unjust (469c)." Polus adamantly disagrees. …
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