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|Title||:||Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo|
|Number of Pages||:||168 pages|
February 16, 2011
Who wouldn't love a series of dialogs from a smartass who walked around Athens asking people irritating questions until they finally decided to kill him? In all seriousness though, what I really identified with in this book is not so much the actual philosophy of Socrates, but his insistence on m...
November 14, 2016
All of the Platonic dialogues in this book come together to form something of a narrative of the trial and last days of the famous philosopher Socrates. Covering topics that range from piety, truth, virtue and even the nature of the soul and the afterlife this is a good collection to get started...
April 10, 2013
These dialogues contain the core concepts of Platonic philosophy and serve as a good introduction to the legacy of Socrates and philosophy in the golden age of Greece. I've read these dialogues probably a dozen times in my life and discover something new with each read.
July 22, 2015
Euthyphro / Apology / Crito / Meno / Phaedo
October 08, 2017
Reread Apology, Crito and Phaedo for a weekend seminar at St John's College. These dialogues are the account of Socrates' trial, his refusal of his friends' offer to help him escape from Athens, and his last day, spent discussing the immortality of the soul. There are (at least) three strands to...
May 26, 2009
Dialogues taken from around the time of Socrates' death. I picked up this book wanting to understand more about the thinking of Socrates and the progressions of logical thought. My only previous introduction to "the Socratic Method" was from pop culture references and its abysmal application in p...
June 13, 2017
One of the those it's a bit impertinent to review. People have been 'reviewing' Socrates and Plato for 2,500 years, and I doubt I have much to add.
Suffice it to say, this is a particularly beautiful work of philosophy. The five dialogues here collected all hover around Socrates' death. In Euthyph...
August 16, 2017
One way to appreciate philosophy is to prioritise attention to questions above answers. Answers are often product o the local culture, and therefore parochial. This becomes very evident when examining a distant culture. The answers will lack credibility, or even coherence. (This is a humbling exp...
March 16, 2015
I read three out of five dialogues (Apology, Crito, Meno). All three dialogues were profoundly beautifully written, but Apology affected me the most. It made me question my principles that were supposed to be unwavering and eternal. If anyone can make death seem graceful, it's Socrates. It also m...
April 05, 2009
In the first of the dialogues Euthyphro and Socrates try to discuss and define allegiance. Euthyphro charges his father of murder of one of his workers; as Socrates is also being charged with impiety he hopes to learn a thing or two from Euthyphro in hopes that he can use it in his own trial.