The Trial and Death of Socrates : Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Death Scene from Phaedo, Paperback Book

The Trial and Death of Socrates : Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Death Scene from Phaedo Paperback

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The third edition of The Trial and Death of Socrates presents G.

M. A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works.

A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with a Select Bibliography.


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Small paperback providing some of Socrates most famous dialogues.

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I enjoyed the class I read this for more than the book itself. The point that although all options are always available to all people, we must always be willing to face the consequences of said actions is very valuable.

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My first real foray into philosophy, The Trial and Death of Socrates is a good beginning. <br/><br/>He offers insight into basic questions and paradoxes plaguing young thinkers; questions involving what wisdom truly is? who is wise? and what are the limitations of wisdom? As he faces his death, Socrates explains his reasons for living and for dying.<br/><br/>The final fourth, the Phaedo, begins to hypothesize more on the nature of life and death and of the soul, and is therefore a lot more difficult to try to follow logically, especially where most of us these days are inclined to argue many of the points he presents. Ultimately, this discussion, albeit seemingly an exercise in futility, is not altogether futile. One does not come out of it with many answers, but does indeed come out of it feeling a little more equipped to deal with life and death issues more serenely. <br/><br/>Getting through the Phaedo without swearing at Plato every other page was almost impossible. Read it.<br/><br/>