The Trial and Death of Socrates (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Trial and Death of Socrates Provides an account of Socrates' trial, jury verdict, and sentencing; explores the philosopher's views on his punishment; and offers his thoughts on death, immortality, and the nature of the soul.
- Published: 01 July 2010
- Format: Hardback 128 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780785826170 ISBN 10: 0785826173
- Sales rank: 1,207,210
Full description for The Trial and Death of Socrates
Plato is among the most influential philosophers of all time. Along with his teacher Socrates and his pupil Aristotle, he can be said to have laid the foundations for Western philosophy, science and ethics, as well as establishing the first academy for higher learning in the Western world. Socrates is one of the great figures of Western history and the founding father of its philosophical tradition. In the "Dialogues," by his pupil and fellow philosopher Plato, a fascinating portrait emerges of a man who spurned material wealth and believed above all in learning and inquiry. "Apology, Crito, "and "Phaedo" recount Socrates' trial on charges of corrupting the youth of Athens, his defiance of the court, and his last days in jail passed in discussion with friends. They form an excellent introduction to a courageous and captivating figure who paid with his life for the right to free thought. This hardcover edition contains page decorations throughout and an introduction by Dr. Emma Woolerton and the text of the acclaimed translation by classicist Benjamin Jowett.