» » Socrates on Trial
Download Socrates on Trial djvu

Download Socrates on Trial djvu

by Thomas C. Brickhouse

Author: Thomas C. Brickhouse
Subcategory: Philosophy
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press; 3rd Print edition (August 15, 1990)
Pages: 351 pages
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: mobi doc azw docx

FREE shipping on qualifying offers.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers.

Socrates is one of the most important yet enigmatic philosophers of all time; his fame has endured for centuries despite the fact that he never actually wrote anything.

Brickhouse and Smith argue, contrary to virtually every modern interpretation of Plato's Apology of Socrates, that Plato's Socrates offers a sincere defence against the charges he faces.

Socrates is one of the most influential philosophers in western civilisation, and Plato his most famous pupil.

Thomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas D. Smith. This guidebook introduces and examines Plato's three dialogues that deal with the death of Socrates: Euthphryo, Apology and Crito. These dialogues are widely regarded as the closest exposition of Socrates' ideas. Download (pdf, . 4 Mb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF.

Brickhouse, Thomas C. (1989). Princeton: Princeton University Press. Brickhouse, Thomas . Smith, Nicholas D. (2002). New York: Oxford University. (2004).

Thomas Brickhouse and Nicholas Smith offer a comprehensive historical and philosophical interpretation of, and commentary on, one of Plato's most widely read works, the Apology of Socrates. Virtually every modern interpretation characterizes some part of what Socrates says in the Apology as purposefully irrelevant or even antithetical to convincing the jury to acquit him at his trial. This book, by contrast, argues persuasively that Socrates offers a sincere and well-reasoned defense against the charges he faces. First, the authors establish a consensus of ancient reports about Socrates' moral and religious principles and show that these prohibit him from needlessly risking the condemnation of the jury. Second, they consider each specific claim made by Socrates in the Apology and show how each can be construed as an honest effort to inform the jurors of the truth and to convince them of his blamelessness. The arguments of this book are informed by a critical review of the scholarly literature and careful attention to the philosophy expressed in Plato's other early dialogues.