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Socrates Against Athens: Philosophy on Trial / Edition 1
     

Socrates Against Athens: Philosophy on Trial / Edition 1

by James A. Colaiaco
 

ISBN-10: 0415926548

ISBN-13: 9780415926546

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As an essential companion to Plato's Apology and Crito, Socrates Against Athens provides valuable historical and cultural context to our understanding of the trial.

Overview

As an essential companion to Plato's Apology and Crito, Socrates Against Athens provides valuable historical and cultural context to our understanding of the trial.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415926546
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. Setting the Stage for the Trial

Preliminaries

Historicity of the Apology

2. Socrates and Rhetoric

Athens-City of Speech

Socrates' Opening Remarks: Dismantling Forensic Rhetoric

3. Socrates Defines Himself

The Uniqueness of Socrates

Reviving Old Accusers: Socrates in the Clouds

Socrates Denies He is a Teacher of Natural Science

Socrates Denies He is a Sophist

Initiating the Philosophic Mission: The Delphic Oracle

Socrates Confronts the Politicians, Poets and Craftsmen

The Ignorant Philosopher

The Riddle of the Oracle is Solved

Reply to the Present Accusers: The Interrogation of Meletus

4. The Athenian Polis Ideal

The City as Teacher

The Homeric Shame Culture

Democracy Appropriates Homer

The Pericles Funeral Oration: Apotheosis of the Polis

The Individual and the Polis

The Athenian Conception of Freedom

5. Religion and the State

Athenian Polis Religion

Socrates and Piety: The Interrogation of Meletus Concluded

6. Bringing the Philosophic Mission into the Court

Death Bears No Sting

Caring for One's Soul

Stepping Up the Offensive

The Gadfly

7. An Unpolitical Man

Socrates the Idiotes

Socrates' Divine Voice

The True Champion of Justice

8. The Trial Concludes

The Corruption Charge Re-visited

Rejecting An Appeal to Sympathy

Proposing a Counter-Penalty

Truth Fails to Persuade

Parting Words to Enemies

Parting Words to Friends

9. Socrates and Civil Disobedience: the Crito

Duty to God Above State

Socrates Dismisses the Shame Culture

Justice and the Soul

Socrates Argues for the Laws

The SkillfulParodist

Fulfilling the Will of a Benevolent God

10. Epilogue: Final Assessment

Notes and References

Bibliography

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