Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo
These dramatized, unabridged versions of Plato's Euthyphro,
Apology, Crito, and Phaedo present the trial,
imprisonment, and execution of Socrates, who Phaedo said was the
"wisest, best, and most righteous person I have ever known."
Euthyphro Socrates approaches the court
where he will be tried on charges of atheism and
corrupting the young. On the way he meets
Euthyphro, an expert in religious matters.
Socrates challenges Euthyphro's claim that
ethics should be based on religion.
In the Apology Socrates
presents his own defense. He explains why he has
devoted his life to challenging the most
powerful and important people, a process that
has generated great resentment and has led to
his indictment. He insists that instead of being
punished he should be rewarded for his services
to his fellow citizens.
Socrates fails in his attempt to avoid the
death sentence, but his friend Crito has bribed
the guards offers him a way to escape. In the
third dialogue Crito tries to persuade Socrates
that it is right to flee from the unjust
sentence imposed on him. In the course of their
probe the foundations of civil and moral law, and treat issues that are
as relevant to our time as to theirs.
Phaedo presents Socrates' final
conversation. What will become of him once he
drinks the poison prescribed for his execution?
Socrates and his friends examine several
arguments to prove that the death of the body
does not kill the soul.
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· ISBN 1-887250-44-1 · Published November 2005 ·
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