Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Trial of Socrates
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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Trial of Socrates by Thomas C. Brickhouse
Book DescriptionSocrates is one of the most influential philosophers in western civilisation, and Plato his most famous pupil. The Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito and the death scene from the Phaedo are Plato's account of Socrates' trial and execution, and together they provide the most important depiction of Socrates' ideas. In this GuideBook, Brickhouse and Smith provide clear explanations of these texts for students coming to them for the first time. Situating the works in their historical context, the authors carefully go through each text, exploring the philosophical issues raised in an accessible way. Plato and the Trial of Socrates is the ideal introduction to both the ideas of Socrates and the work of Plato.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415156813
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas C. Brickhouse
Socratic Moral Psychology, Paperback (January 2012)
Arguing against Socratic intellectualism, this book explains why Socrates believed that emotions, desires and appetites can lead to error.
Trial and Execution of Socrates, Paperback (October 2001)
Outside of his Republic, the most widely read of Plato's dialogues are the three that cover the trial of Socrates: the 'Euthyphro', the 'Apology', and the 'Crito'. This collection includes these three, and the death scene from the 'Phaedo', as well other ancient sources that shed light on Socrates' trial and execution.
Socrates on Trial, Paperback (January 1991)» View all books by Thomas C. Brickhouse
This interpretation of Plato's "Apology of Socrates" argues that Plato's Socrates offers a sincere defence against the charges he faces. In doing so the book offers an exhaustive historical and philosophical interpretation of and commentary on the text.
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Author Biography - Thomas C. Brickhouse
Thomas Brickhouse is professor of Philosophy at Lynchburg College, USA. He is author of Socrates on Trial (OUP), Plato's Socrates (OUP) and Socrates the Philosopher (Westview). Nicholas Smith is professor of Philosophy at Lewis and Clark College, USA. He is author of many books on Plato and editor of Plato's Socrates with Thomas Brickhouse.
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