The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro; The Apology; Crito; Phaedo (Penguin Classics)

By: Plato; Harold Tarrant [Translator]; Harold Tarrant [Introduction]; Hugh Tredennick [Translator];

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Socrates spent a lifetime analyzing ethical issues, and the Euthyphro finds him outside the court-house, still debating the nature of piety with an arrogant acquaintance. The Apology is both a robust rebuttal to the charges of impiety and corrupting young minds and a definitive defence of the philosopher's life. Later, condemned and imprisoned in the Crito, Socrates counters the arguments of friends urging him to escape. And finally, in the Phaedo, Plato shows him calmly confident in the face of death, skilfully arguing the case for the immortality of the soul. Such works, as Harold Tarrant explains in his introduction to this revised edition, are no longer regarded by scholars as direct transcriptions of real events.

Title: The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro; The Apology; Crito; Phaedo (Penguin Classics)

Author Name: Plato; Harold Tarrant [Translator]; Harold Tarrant [Introduction]; Hugh Tredennick [Translator];

Categories: Philosophy,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1993-12-01

ISBN Number: 014044582X

ISBN Number 13: 9780140445824

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 201230011