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Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, and Crito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates and of his way of life, the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works of Plato, including the significance of Plato's characters, Socrates's revolutionary religious ideas, and the relationship between historical ...
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Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito: Critical Essays

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Overview

Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, and Crito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates and of his way of life, the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works of Plato, including the significance of Plato's characters, Socrates's 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: 9781461640943
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/26/2004
  • Series: Critical Essays on the Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,114,594
  • File size: 785 KB

Meet the Author

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

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Acknowledgements
Chapter 3 Justice and Pollution in the Euthyphro
Chapter 4 Plato's Euthyphro: An Analysis and Commentary
Chapter 5 Socrates on the Definition of Piety: Euthyphro 10A-11B
Chapter 6 Socratic Piety
Chapter 7 From Plato's Apology of Socrates
Chapter 8 On the Alleged Historical Reputability of Plato's Apology
Chapter 9 Socrates and Athenian Democracy
Chapter 10 The Impiety of Socrates
Chapter 11 Socrates and Obedience to the Law
Chapter 12 Dokimasia, Satisfaction, Agreement
Chapter 13 The Interpretation of Plato's Crito
Chapter 14 Conflicting Values in Plato's Crito
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