Socrates Against Athens: Philosophy on Trial

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415926539
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James A. Colaiaco is a Master Teacher in the General Studies Program of the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He is the author of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Apostle of Militant Nonviolence (1993) and James Fitzjames Stephen and the Crisis of Victorian Thought (1983).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: A Tragic Confrontation 1
2 Setting The Stage for the Trial 13
3 Socrates and Rhetoric 23
4 Socrates Confronts His Old Accusers 37
5 Socrates' Radical Philosophic Mission 55
6 The Athenian Polis Ideal 75
7 Socrates Confronts His Present Accusers: The Interrogation of Meletus 105
8 Socrates Brings The Philosophic Mission into the Court 131
9 The Politics of an Unpolitical Man 151
10 The Trial Concludes: Socrates Condemned 167
11 Socrates and Civil Disobedience: The Crito 187
12 Conclusion: A Conflict Unresolved 215
Notes 228
Selected Bibliography 243
Index 257
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