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The last days of Socrates

Author: Plato.; Hugh Tredennick
Publisher: Harmondsworth ; Baltimore : Penguin Books, 1969, ©1959.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Toward the end of The Apology, Socrates makes a statement that resonates even with those who have never read Plato: "I tell you that ... examining both myself and others is really the very best thing that a man can do, and that life without this sort of examination is not worth living" (p. 63). The Apology, Euthyphro, Crito, and Phaedo, which depict Socrates' activities just prior to his trial until his death, hold  Read more...
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Named Person: Socrates.; Socrates.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Plato.; Hugh Tredennick
ISBN: 0140440372 9780140440379
OCLC Number: 6622869
Notes: "This translation first published 1954 ... New edition, with additions, 1959 ... Reprinted with revisions, 1969"--Title page verso.
Description: 199, [1] pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Euthyphro ---
The apology ---
Crito ---
Phaedo.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Plato ; translated and with an introd. by Hugh Tredennick.

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Toward the end of The Apology, Socrates makes a statement that resonates even with those who have never read Plato: "I tell you that ... examining both myself and others is really the very best thing that a man can do, and that life without this sort of examination is not worth living" (p. 63). The Apology, Euthyphro, Crito, and Phaedo, which depict Socrates' activities just prior to his trial until his death, hold a central place among the works of Plato. They sum up the philosophical career of Socrates, protagonist of most of the Platonic dialogues. But this summing up does not imply the end of the examinations Socrates pursued. On the contrary, during his last days, Socrates rigorously continued the kind of inquiries he had pursued all his life, even at the risk of execution, and he enjoined his companions to continue them when he was gone. -- Publisher description.

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