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The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

The Dialogues of Plato (427-347 B.C.) rank with the writings of Aristotle as the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought. In them Plato cast his teacher Socrates as the central disputant in colloquies that brilliantly probe a vast spectrum of philosophical ideas and issues. None is more exciting and revelatory than the four dialogues — Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo — on themes evoked by the trial and death of Socrates, accused by his enemies and detractors of crimes against the state, among them "impiety" and "corruption of the young."

In Euthyphro, Socrates explores the concepts and aims of piety and religion: in Apology, he courageously defends the integrity of his teachings; in Crito, he demonstrates his respect for the law in his refusal to flee his death sentence; and in Phaedo embraces death and discusses the immortality of the soul. The four dialogues are presented here in the authoritative translation by the distinguished classical scholar Benjamin Jowett, renowned for his translations of Plato.

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Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. Translations by Benjamin Jowett.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486270661
Translator:
Jowett, Benjamin
Author:
Jowett, Benjamin
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Plato
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Socrates
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
19920231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.25 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by , Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. Translations by Benjamin Jowett.

"Synopsis" by ,
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.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
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