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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, particularly those who handle recognized controversiese in regards to the lifestyles and loss of life of Socrates. Gabriel Danzig argues that the trouble to safeguard Socrates from various modern fees is helping clarify a few 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 group of Socratic pals and partners, which used to be devastated through the trial and dying of Socrates. The Socratic writings are usually not only literary or philosophical endeavors, but in addition political acts of serious competence.

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