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The Last Days of Socrates

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The trial and condemnation of Socrates on charges of heresy and corrupting young minds is a defining moment in the history of Classical Athens. In tracing these events through four dialogues, Plato also developed his own philosophy, based on Socrates' manifesto for a life guided by self-responsibility. Euthyphro finds Socrates outside the court-house, debating the nature of piety, while The Apology is his robust rebuttal of the charges of impiety and a defence of the philosopher's life. In the Crito, while awaiting execution in prison, Socrates counters the arguments of friends urging him to escape. Finally, in the Phaedo, he is shown calmly confident in the face of death, skilfully arguing the case for the immortality of the soul.

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Plato (c.427-347 BC) stands with Socrates and Aristotle as one of the shapers of the whole intellectual tradition of the West. He founded the Athenian Academy, the first permanent institution devoted to philosophical research and teaching, and the prototype of all Western universities.
Release date NZ
March 27th, 2003
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Contributors
Introduction by Harold Tarrant Translated by Harold Tarrant Translated by Hugh Tredennick
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
further reading, notes, index
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
304
Dimensions
129x198x17
ISBN-13
9780140449280
Product ID
1660485

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