Apology

Apology

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by Plato
     
 

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The Apology is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel." The Apology begins with Socrates saying he does not know if the men of Athens (his jury) have been persuaded by his accusers.…  See more details below

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The Apology is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel." The Apology begins with Socrates saying he does not know if the men of Athens (his jury) have been persuaded by his accusers. This first sentence is crucial to the theme of the entire speech. Indeed, in the Apology Socrates will suggest that philosophy begins with a sincere admission of ignorance; he later clarifies this, dramatically stating that whatever wisdom he has, comes from his knowledge that he knows nothing.

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ISBN-13:
9781105599194
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/14/2013
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NOOK Book
File size:
254 KB

Meet the Author

Benjamin Jowett (15 April 1817 - 1 October 1893) was a theologian and translator of Plato.
Plato (428/427 or 424/423 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher.

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