Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, and Crito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates and of his way of life, the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works of Plato, including the significance of Plato's characters, Socrates's revolutionary religious ideas, and the relationship between historical events and Plato's texts. Readers will find their appreciation of Plato's works greatly enriched by these essays.Critical Essays Rachana Kamtekar ... Whether or not his doing so would be pious is determined by finding out whether all the gods love it, or, as we might now say, approve of it. ... Socrates begins his argument against Euthyphroa#39;s proposed definition by aska ing him this question: aIs the pious loved by the gods because itanbsp;...
|Title||:||Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - 2004-11-26|