The Apology by Plato & Benjamin Jowett

The Apology

By Plato & Benjamin Jowett

  • Release Date: 2008-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
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Description

The Apology is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel" (24b). "Apology" here has its earlier meaning (now usually expressed by the word "apologia") of speaking in defense of a cause or of one's beliefs or actions.

Reviews

  • Long and drawn yet epic

    5
    By Clrncd
    Five­čîč due to how poetic Plato allows Socrates to inform. After years summoning the stamina for The Republic - Apology is kind to the audience in the voice Socrates's (S) last examinations. S had two sons? S examines the afterlife and determines death is far more good than life? Those spoilers are far greater than anything from Kant, Descartes, Hume, Locke, Freud, even Spinoza. Worth 200 pages time.

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