Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Trial of Socrates

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Trial of Socrates

by Thomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas D. Smith, Nicholas Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415156823

ISBN-13: 9780415156820

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Socrates is one of the most influential philosophers in western civilisation, and Plato his most famous pupil. The Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito and the death scene from the Phaedo are Plato's account of Socrates' trial and execution, and together they provide the most important depiction of Socrates' ideas.

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Socrates is one of the most influential philosophers in western civilisation, and Plato his most famous pupil. The Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito and the death scene from the Phaedo are Plato's account of Socrates' trial and execution, and together they provide the most important depiction of Socrates' ideas.

In this GuideBook, Brickhouse and Smith provide clear explanations of these texts for students coming to them for the first time. Situating the works in their historical context, the authors carefully go through each text, exploring the philosophical issues raised in an accessible way.

Plato and the Trial of Socrates is the ideal introduction to both the ideas of Socrates and the work of Plato.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415156820
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1The Euthyphro7
2The Apology of Socrates69
3The Crito193
4The death scene from the Phaedo252

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