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

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

Christopher Bobonich
This is a wonderful collection of the best of the recent scholarship on Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito. It is a valuable resource for students taking any course in which these dialogues are read.
C.D.C. Reeve
This judicious selection of first-rate papers is a valuable resource for teachers and students alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742533257
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Series: Critical Essays on the Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,073,474
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachana Kamtekar is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Table of Contents

1 Justice and pollution in the Euthyphro 1
2 Plato's Euthyphro : an analysis and commentary 23
3 Socrates on the definition of piety : Euthyphro 10A-11B 35
4 Socratic piety 49
5 Plato's Apology of Socrates 72
6 On the alleged historical reliability of Plato's Apology 97
7 Was Socrates against democracy? 127
8 The impiety of Socrates 150
9 Socrates and obedience to the law 163
10 Dokimasia, satisfaction, and agreement 175
11 The interpretation of Plato's Crito 210
12 Conflicting values in Plato's Crito 229
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