Apologizing for Socrates: How Plato and Xenophon Created Our by Gabriel Danzig

By Gabriel Danzig

Apologizing for Socrates examines a few of Plato's and Xenophon's Socratic writings, in particular those who tackle recognized controversiese about the existence and demise of Socrates. Gabriel Danzig argues that the trouble to guard Socrates from a number of modern fees is helping clarify many of the significant philosophical arguments and literary good points that seem in those works. targeting the 2 Apologies, Crito, Euthyphro, Xenophon's Symposium and Memorabilia, Lysis, and Oeconommicus, Danzig argues that the apologetic efforts have been crucial for rebuilding the neighborhood of Socratic associates and partners, which was once devastated by way of the trial and loss of life of Socrates. The Socratic writings are usually not basically literary or philosophical endeavors, but additionally political acts of serious competence.

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