By Gabriel Danzig

Apologizing for Socrates examines a few of Plato's and Xenophon's Socratic writings, in particular those who deal with famous controversiese about the lifestyles and dying of Socrates. Gabriel Danzig argues that the hassle to guard Socrates from numerous modern fees is helping clarify a few of the vital 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 pals and partners, which was once devastated by means of the trial and dying of Socrates. The Socratic writings should not simply literary or philosophical endeavors, but additionally political acts of significant competence.

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