Εὐθύφρων, Απολογία Σωκράτους,

Εὐθύφρων, Απολογία Σωκράτους, Κρίτων, Φαίδων [Reading] ➺ Εὐθύφρων, Απολογία Σωκράτους, Κρίτων, Φαίδων ➰ Plato – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The trial and condemnation of Socrates 469 399 BC 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 The trial and condemnation of Socrates Σωκράτους, Κρίτων, PDF/EPUB ë BC 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 Εὐθύφρων, Απολογία PDF/EPUB or while The Apology is his robust rebuttal of the charges of impiety and a defense of the philosopher's life In Crito while awaiting execution in prison Socrates counters the arguments of friends urging him to escape Finally in Phaedo he is shown calmly confident in the face of death skilfully arguing the case for the immortality of the soul The vindication of Socrates and Απολογία Σωκράτους, Κρίτων, MOBI í the pathos of his death are admirably conveyed in Hugh Tredennick's modern translation.

10 thoughts on “Εὐθύφρων, Απολογία Σωκράτους, Κρίτων, Φαίδων

  1. David David says:

    When he was tried convicted and ordered to death in 399 BCE Socrates was already seventy years old he had lived through the imperialistic spread of Athenian democracy and culture under Pericles twenty five years of first cold and then heated war with Sparta the defeat of Athens in 404 BCE the short lived oligarchy imposed on that city by the Spartans and finally the reestablishment of democracy in his homeland During all of that time the former bricklayer was known for practicing philosophy in the public spaces of Athens using his inimitable style of uestioning those in authority who feigned virtue and wisdom while in reality lacking it This techniue gradually garnered him many powerful enemies who did their best to poison public opinion against him Socrates was often confused with the Sophists traveling teachers who sought to satisfy the public need for higher education generated by a democracy in which any male citizen could be called upon to serve in courts or assemblies But Socrates was ostensibly not interested in teaching per se his aim was to uncover the lack of virtue honesty and wisdom in those around him and to encourage them to learn as virtue is knowledge and once one knows what is right truly knows it one is no longer capable of doing wrong He often obliuely criticized democratic systems and indeed the power consolidation democracy afford the majority was exactly what did him inWhile Plato has only reported Socrates’ words and a few said by Meletus one of his accusers we do get a filtered idea of the sort of argument the prosecution was making democracy had only recently been restored in Athens and certain elements of the population probably motivated as Socrates claims by years of resentment toward the philosopher wanted to brand his sort of “teaching” for despite his claims to the contrary he was indeed teaching by example at the very least as destructive to the democratic institutions that Socrates himself often seemed to oppose as evidenced in his Dialogues which Plato also transcribed But the prosecution is largely silent and we can clearly analyze what Socrates does Throughout his defense he employs a disingenuousness that likely irked his opponents he begins by assuming a humble excuse my illiteracy sort of stance and gradually abdicates all responsibility for the message he is putting across ie authority figures are hypocritical boobs by appealing to a deus ex machina device the oracle’s decree and god’s voice in his ear However there is considerable nobility and courage in his refusal to kowtow to the Assembly’s expectations that he’ll beg for mercy and his dissection of the trumped up charges is perfectly executed The shift in tone after he’s been found guilty is interesting no longer is the prosecution the brunt of his surgical nearly sarcastic grandstanding those voting against him catch it full on as he with great guts demands to be rewarded for “corrupting” the youth of Athens the way winners in the Olympics were His withering prophecies to all of Athens after he’s been sentenced to death indicate a third tone shift short lived as it is He finally becomes introspective with his friends as the document closes and his inspiring advice and reuests serve as telling indicators of his real personality as opposed to his philosopher persona someone who loved his family and neighbors so much that he was willing to risk his life to make them good people

  2. Shivam Chaturvedi Shivam Chaturvedi says:

    Somebody should tell Jon Snow to read this book Poor guy Ygritte wouldn't stop giving him hell You know nothing Jon Snow says she all the time If only Jon would read Socrates he would have the greatest of retorts the greatest of Socrates' teachings as his come back The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothingTake that YgrittePS Here is some mindbogglingly brilliant analysis of the famous painting on Socrates's death by Jacues Louis Davidhttpaeoncovideoculturethe deat

  3. Trevor Trevor says:

    The world needs a superheroThe name of that superhero is SocratesWhat do you mean you've never read this book what the hell are you waiting for?

  4. Manuel Antão Manuel Antão says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewEpaminondas The Trial and Death of Socrates by Euthyphro Apology Crito Phaedo trans GMA GrubeOriginal Review 2000 12 02I'm not trying to do much than suggest Plato isn't starting from a blank sheet but from huge trauma the death of a way of life that produced his great teacher Socrates but at the same time killed him The jurors who vote to put Socrates to death after listening to the speeches are the citizens who voted to exterminate the Melians and many other atrocities

  5. Rowena Rowena says:

    I was a bit wary going in but I was pleasantly surprised that this book wasn't as difficult to understand as I'd expected it to beThe edition I read covered three dialogues about Socrates Apologia Crito and Phaedo who was tried for supposedly corrupting the youth of Athens as well as for encouraging worship of gods not recognized by the State I've always heard that Socrates was a powerful orator and the way he defended himself in front of the court proves that Even when he was sentenced to death Socrates was curiously upbeat and as philosophical as ever discussing the state of the soul and so on What I got from the book was that Socrates was curious and valued virtue humility and honesty I can see how he pushed a few buttons telling people how stupid and ignorant they actually wereI still can't wrap my head around how long ago this was written My favourite section of the book was definitely Apologia Amazing courtroom drama Had it not been for the drawn out investigation of the soul in Phaedo I would have given this 5 stars

  6. Kimber Kimber says:

    Socrates was a favorite philosopher of my youth but also a chilling reminder on the power of groups the masses who will always seek to destroy who they don't understand or who challenges them

  7. Jeremy Jeremy says:

    I wish I had read these 4 dialogues before they made us work through The Republic back in school Plato can seem so distant and archiac so much of the time but here there is an actual sense of human urgency Socrates is about to die A lot of times the dialogues feel completely neutered from any real world concern you just see these people walking around having their abstract little discussions as Socrates schools them all But here you see those discussions finally grounded by a frank acknowledgement and confrontation with mortality This is the last chance he will ever have to say anything and everyone knows it Plenty of subseuent works of philosophy offer compelling accesible arguements but few can match the pathos and immediacy of a condemned man having a few last words with his friends before he carries out the death sentance against himself I don't know if this is the best place to start reading Plato but it's certianly one of the most humane

  8. Liz Janet Liz Janet says:

    Some times I disagree with the philosophical standing of Plato other times I love his works Particularly this one or the four combined depicting the last days of Socrates mostly arguing for the soul as an immortal constant referring to form as unchanging and eternal the common reference to non empirical knowledge the difference between the incorporeal and corporeal and the nature of the soul I am not going into any detail about these things because I do not have the background reuired for the understanding of his views except for the classes I have taken and the works of his I have read but that is not much But I hope that small break down will help many people when answering a uestion at school which I might have done before as well when I have forgone my reading

  9. B. P. Rinehart B. P. Rinehart says:

    Since I have individually reviewed each dialogue concerning their content I will be personal here I obviously enjoyed reading these dialogues I was not only enlightened by them but moved as well in certain parts by Socrates' friends than the man himself This really should be the jumping off point for anyone interested in philosophy because it sets the tone and you can compare every strand of philosophy after it against it Plato did not create western philosophy obviously but he sure did make it into something amazing and it would be worth anyones time to check him out I will always admire the Socratic method even though I am in no way able to pull it off trust me I've tried but it is poetry to read We could all benefit from a revival of Plato in society but since I won't hold my breath those who have read him can be thankful for the opportunity I read these dialogues as apart of the Classics of Western Philosophy anthology

  10. Daniel Silveyra Daniel Silveyra says:

    Socrates is a little bit like Superman As a young man both are very appealing for their heroism and pristine behavior As one ages however they begin to dissatisfy there is no way these people could be realThis is obviously due to Plato's portrayal of the man an homage so complete that Socrates becomes pure ideal and ceases to be human He stands for intellectual honesty and curiosity morality and justice without any compromiseThis book is about as good an example of that as possible and as far as comic book heroes go it can be enjoyableHowever the reasoning in most of the book is flawed even by the standards of that time Scholars argue that Plato does this knowingly so that the reader will discover these flaws and grow as a conseuence That may very well be but its boring to follow an argument for 10 pages when you know the underlying assumptions are wrongIts a good skim and it actually begs for a graphic novel version

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