The Euthryphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo / Edition 1

The Euthryphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo / Edition 1

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by Plato, Benjamin Jowett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879754966

ISBN-13: 9780879754969

Pub. Date: 09/28/1988

Publisher: Prometheus Books

As the indisputable father of Western philosophy, Socrates stands as the archetype of free inquiry and intellectual honesty throughout history. He dared to explore the minds of men, to analyze the content of cherished beliefs, and to distinguish knowledge and truth from opinion. This philosophical gadfly irritated the people of Athens, who tried him for corrupting…  See more details below

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As the indisputable father of Western philosophy, Socrates stands as the archetype of free inquiry and intellectual honesty throughout history. He dared to explore the minds of men, to analyze the content of cherished beliefs, and to distinguish knowledge and truth from opinion. This philosophical gadfly irritated the people of Athens, who tried him for corrupting their youth, and subsequently sentenced him to death for his "crime."

In these four short works by Plato, we come to experience the full range of Socrates' penetrating mind. In the Euthyphro, Socrates searches after the truth about the nature of piety, even as he makes his way to Athens to answer an indictment leveled against him.

The Apology recounts Socrates' attempt to defend himself against the charge of impiety. Once condemned, Socrates finds himself imprisoned to await death.

The Crito captures his views on his relationship with the state and what each has a right to expect from the other.

Finally, the Phaedo recalls the death scene as Socrates discusses the nature of the soul and immortality just before succumbing to the hemlock.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879754969
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
09/28/1988
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
138
Sales rank:
677,186
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.34(d)

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The Euthryphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Zootmcflute More than 1 year ago
I good book for the budding philosopher. Done in dialetic for easy reading and comprehension.