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Apology and Related Dialogues
Author: Plato

ISBN: 9781554812585
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 100
Published: 16 April 2016
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 0.8
Description:
Socrates, the first of the great ancient Greek philosophers, left no written works. What survives of his philosophical thought are second-hand descriptions of his teachings and conversations-including, most famously, the accounts of his trial and execution composed by his friend, student, and philosophical successor, Plato. These dialogues, though fallible as historical record, contain some of the most fascinating and well-known arguments in Western philosophy, and offer a dramatic picture of Socrates as uncompromising in the face of death.
In Euthyphro, Socrates examines the concept of piety, and displays his propensity for questioning Athenian authorities. Such audacity is not without consequence, and in theApology we find Socrates defending himself in court against charges of impiety and corruption of the youth.Crito depicts Socrates choosing to accept the resulting death sentence, rather than escape Athens and avoid execution. All three dialogues are included here, as is the final scene ofPhaedo, in which the sentence is carried out. Woods and Pack's new translation strikes a fine balan...

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