socrates ideas on citizenship?

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    Socrates was a great a thinker. Even today academics are revelling in his works. Socrates demands on people were demands he placed on himself, primarily. He was one who showed by deed, word and action. Socrates promoted 'good citizenship' behaviour as the end product of a law abiding person. This was the ideal citizen with good civics, good morals and virtues. [S]ocrates urged that good citizens should value this sort of integrity more highly than such apparent virtues as patriotism, political participation, piety, and unwavering obedience to the law'. looking through the lens of time with a lesser magnification - one can see a corelation with the teachings of the Bible in the old and new testament, where the overall teaching and message is 'help your neighbour'. As a matter of fact it is the basis of all religious credos. Everyone's God is magnificent!

    Source(s): Socratic Citizenship by Dana Villa
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