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Socrates on Trial

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Socrates on Trial by Thomas C Brickhouse
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Brickhouse and Smith argue, contrary to virtually every modern interpretation of Plato's Apology of Socrates, that Plato's Socrates offers a sincere defence against the charges he faces. In doing so the book offers an exhaustive historical and philosophical interpretation of and commentary on Plato's Apology. The authors demonstrate that Socrates' moral and religious principles prohibit him from needlessly risking a negative vote at his trial. By providing a complete commentary, they show that each specific claim Socrates makes in the Apology can be construed as a sincere attempt to inform the jury of the truth and convince the jurors of his blamelessness. The effect of these two strategies is a novel interpretation of the Apology which sheds new light on various aspects of Socrates' life and philosophy.
Release date NZ
January 24th, 1991
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
352
Dimensions
153x228x21
ISBN-13
9780198239383
Product ID
1858574

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