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As the cold crept through Socrates’ limbs to his heart at the end of PhaedoI was genuinely sad the book was coming to an end—not something I often feel when I reach the end of a philosophy text, an event that usually fills me with relief and a sense of achievement.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. What would lead a man to make such a choice, I wondered? Jul 13, Dustin marked it as to-read Shelves: Set up a giveaway. In EuthyphroSocrates is preparing for his trial, in Apology he is addressing the jury, in Critohe is on death row, Meno appears in this collection like a flashback, where we see Socrates offend Anytus, who ends up being one of his accusers, and finally Phaedo dramatises Socrates’ final moments on earth, and his cheerful acceptance of death.

Super interesting and thought-provoking! Jul 31, John Yelverton rated it really liked it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Meditations on First Philosophy Hackett Classics. These dialogues are the account of Socrates’ trial, his refusal of his friends’ offer to help him escape from Athens, and his last day, spent discussing the immortality of the soul. It also made me angry. I think it is in the presentation of the doctrine of the Platonic Ideals that I had the most difficulty in this dialogue.

He makes Socrates the hero of all these dialogues, and he treats every viewpoint that is raised as a serious contender for truth. The prize-winning plays of Aristophanes were not merely atheist, but made fun of the gods and their prophets and oracles.


Socrates suggests that his punishment for impiety and ‘corrupting the youth’ should be to receive free meals at the Prytaneum. Lamb – – The Classical Review 38 Dialogues taken from around the time of Socrates’ death. Edited with Notes by John Burnet.

Plato, Plato: Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo – PhilPapers

All the dialogues are like a guide how to think, how to reason and how to attack shallow assumptions. I feel that it euthyphrp to buy a different version, the one I got to replace this was https: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: This Walter Black publication of Plato’s most popular dialogues dates fromis bound in linen like cloth with a bit of gilt on the spine, and is nicely sized at just over 5 x7″.

However, the translation is good, if a bit literal. Is this feature helpful? Although I think Socrates’ ideas are full of inconsistencies and reflect a rather primitive understanding of psychology, knowledge, learning, and virtue, the questions Socrates asks are extremely interesting and thought-provoking even though I find many of his answers to be pretty clearly wrong.

It would thus appear that the philosopher is, ultimately, a spiritual man. Dailogues his way to the Athenian law courts to face charges of impiety and the corruption of the youth All of the Platonic dialogues in this book come together to form something of a narrative of the trial and last days of the famous philosopher Socrates.

Plato: Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo

He often expends his best writing on describing the viewpoints of others, as in Phaedowhen Simmias uses the image of the lute to illustrate the ‘harmony theory of the soul’. Sign in Create an account. I bought a paperback copy years ago.

I loved being introduced to Socrates and his thoughts through this book.

The other dialogues are of course great as well but I remember Apology best of all. Refresh and try again. Get to Know Us. See all reviews.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. He is a penetrating questioner, but his lack of tact and disregard for all but the truth show how it was all too likely that even many of those who might admire and support Socrates could in the end be driven away by his remorseless quest for answers.

Plato also contributed foundationally to ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology. I got this for my intro to philosophy class.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Historical account of how dialecticism leads others to want you exiled or taking hemlock.

These dialogues contain the core concepts of Platonic dia,ogues and serve as a good introduction to the legacy of Socrates and philosophy in the golden age of Greece. What does it mean for the human soul, and how can we, in waking life, ensure that our souls will live on in a greater and better way, after separation from the bodily shell?

It is not to much to call them a signature for western civilisation. Now, I think I understand.

Apology is Plato’s version of Socrates’s speech at his trial in his own defense he allegedly had a thing for creating a whole bunch of new deities without worshiping or believing in the gods everyone else d In the first of the dialogues Euthyphro and Socrates try to discuss and define allegiance. They are the translations I learned from. Learn more about Amazon Prime. English Choose a language for shopping. Apr 22, Jon rated it it was amazing. The answers will lack credibility, or even coherence.