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By Gabriel Danzig

ISBN-10: 073913244X

ISBN-13: 9780739132449

Apologizing for Socrates examines a few of Plato's and Xenophon's Socratic writings, in particular those who deal with famous controversiese in regards to the existence and demise of Socrates. Gabriel Danzig argues that the hassle to guard Socrates from various modern fees is helping clarify a number of the imperative philosophical arguments and literary gains that seem in those works. focusing on 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 acquaintances and partners, which was once devastated by means of the trial and demise of Socrates. The Socratic writings aren't purely literary or philosophical endeavors, but in addition political acts of serious competence.

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