Apologizing for Socrates: How Plato and Xenophon Created Our by Gabriel Danzig PDF

By Gabriel Danzig

Apologizing for Socrates examines a few of Plato's and Xenophon's Socratic writings, in particular those who deal with famous controversiese in regards to the existence and demise of Socrates. Gabriel Danzig argues that the trouble to guard Socrates from various modern fees is helping clarify a number of the principal philosophical arguments and literary gains that seem in those works. targeting the 2 Apologies, Crito, Euthyphro, Xenophon's Symposium and Memorabilia, Lysis, and Oeconommicus, Danzig argues that the apologetic efforts have been crucial for rebuilding the neighborhood of Socratic buddies and partners, which used to be devastated by way of the trial and loss of life of Socrates. The Socratic writings should not basically literary or philosophical endeavors, but additionally political acts of serious competence.

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