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Philosophy, psychology, religion (various) The last days of socrates

  • By Plato
  • Price: £7.99
  • ISBN: 9780140449280
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 10/10/2022 if you order today

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Chronicling the life and death of the father of western philosophy, and charting his influence on the most influential ancient Greek philosophers, Plato's The Last Days of Socrates is translated from the Greek by Hugh Tredennick, revised with an introduction and notes by Harold Tarrant in Penguin Classics. 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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Series Philosophy, psychology, religion (various) Title The last days of socrates
Subject English Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date March 2003 Authors Plato
Binding Paperback Pages 304
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 226
ESB Code 300006 ISBN 9780140449280
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