By Gabriel Danzig

Apologizing for Socrates examines a few of Plato's and Xenophon's Socratic writings, in particular those who deal with recognized controversiese about the existence and demise of Socrates. Gabriel Danzig argues that the hassle to safeguard Socrates from numerous modern fees is helping clarify a few of the important 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 pals and partners, which was once devastated by means of the trial and demise of Socrates. The Socratic writings usually are not only literary or philosophical endeavors, but additionally political acts of significant competence.

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