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Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: Euthyphro, exploring the concepts and aims of piety and religion; Apology, a defense of the integrity of Socrates' teachings; Crito, exploring Socrates' refusal to flee his death sentence; and Phaedo, in which Socrates embraces death and discusses the immortality of the soul.
Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. Translations by Benjamin Jowett.
Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: the dialogues entitled Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. Translations by distinguished classical scholar Benjamin Jowett.
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Plato ranks among the most familiar ancient philosophers, along with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle. In addition to writing philosophical dialogues — used to teach logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion, and mathematics as well as philosophy — he founded Athens' Academy, the Western world's first institution of higher learning.
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