Socrates is one of the most influential philosophers in western civilisation, and Plato his most famous pupil. The Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito and the death scene from the Phaedo are Plato's account of Socrates' trial and execution, and together they provide the most important depiction of Socrates' ideas.
In this GuideBook, Brickhouse and Smith provide clear explanations of these texts for students coming to them for the first time. Situating the works in their historical context, the authors carefully go through each text, exploring the philosophical issues raised in an accessible way.
Plato and the Trial of Socrates is the ideal introduction to both the ideas of Socrates and the work of Plato.
|Texts and Translations||p. vii|
|List of Abbreviations||p. ix|
|The Euthyphro||p. 7|
|The Apology of Socrates||p. 69|
|The Crito||p. 193|
|The Death Scene from the Phaedo||p. 252|
|Index of Passages||p. 281|
|General Index||p. 291|
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Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3 x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1