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The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues

The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues

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By (author) Plato

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 208mm x 13mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 20 July 1992
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486270661
  • ISBN 13: 9780486270661
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 16,565

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Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: "Euthyphro, " exploring the concepts and aims of piety and religion; "Apology, " a defense of the integrity of Socrates' teachings; "Crito, " exploring Socrates' refusal to flee his death sentence; and "Phaedo, " in which Socrates embraces death and discusses the immortality of the soul.

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Plato ranks among the most familiar ancient philosophers, along with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle. In addition to writing philosophical dialogues -- used to teach logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion, and mathematics as well as philosophy -- he founded Athens' Academy, the Western world's first institution of higher learning.