Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito: Critical Essays / Edition 1

Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito: Critical Essays / Edition 1

by Rachana Kamtekar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742533255

ISBN-13: 9780742533257

Pub. Date: 01/15/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito portrays Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitutes a defense of Socrates the man and his way of life-the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works…  See more details below

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Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito portrays Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitutes a defense of Socrates the man and his way of life-the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works by Plato, including the significance of Plato's characters, Socrates' revolutionary religious ideas, and the relationship between historical events and Plato's texts. Readers will find their appreciation of Plato's works greatly enriched by these essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742533257
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2005
Series:
Critical Essays on the Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,429,569
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

1Justice and pollution in the Euthyphro1
2Plato's Euthyphro : an analysis and commentary23
3Socrates on the definition of piety : Euthyphro 10A-11B35
4Socratic piety49
5Plato's Apology of Socrates72
6On the alleged historical reliability of Plato's Apology97
7Was Socrates against democracy?127
8The impiety of Socrates150
9Socrates and obedience to the law163
10Dokimasia, satisfaction, and agreement175
11The interpretation of Plato's Crito210
12Conflicting values in Plato's Crito229

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