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Return to Book Page. However the wording was off compared to my classmates books. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. For many this is all the Plato they’ll need either as a supplemental text for a lower division Greek history class or a more rigorous survey of philosophy in the ancient world.

Apology, Crito and Phaedo all center upon Socrates’ trial, personal philosophy and final conversation respectively and, while interesting from an academic point of view, I did not find Dialogues taken from around the time of Socrates’ death.

I euhhyphro being introduced to Socrates and his thoughts through this book. It also made me angry. Feb 16, Grah rated it it was amazing.

Plato – – Hackett Publishing Company. He is a penetrating questioner, but phaeco lack of tact and disregard for all but the truth show how it was all too likely that even many of those who might admire and support Socrates could in the end be driven away by his remorseless quest for answers.

Citation – Five dialogues : euthyphro, apology, crito, meno, phaedo – UW-Madison Libraries

On his way to the Athenian law courts to face charges of impiety and the corruption of the youth 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.

And finally, Phaedo, who was present at Socrates’s death, relates what happened in his final moments. Get to Know Us. Apparently perturbed by this declaration Socrates decided to put the oracle to the test and so began by questioning all of those thought to be wisest in the city, the result being that he soon discovered that all those ifve likely to put themselves forward as wise were in fact the least wise and often the ones whose opinions held the least water when examined closely.


Then he will do this most perfectly who approaches the object with thought alone, without associating any sight with his thought, or dragging in any sense perception with his reasoning, but who, using pure thought alone, tries to track down each reality pure and by itself, freeing himself as far as possible from eyes and ears and, in a word, from the whole body Do not the things that we perceive about objects inform our very understanding of these Platonic Ideals in which they supposedly participate?

Lamb – – The Classical Review 38 Hackett Publishing Company The most important thing is not life, but the good life. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price phaed not available. Cooper has also contributed a number of new or expanded footnotes and updated Suggestions for Further Reading.

I’ve read these dialogues probably a dozen pahedo in my life and discover something new with each read.

Plato is one of the most important Western philosophers, exerting influence on virtually every figure in philosophy after him. The Euthyphro is a typical early dialogue and sets the stage for the charges that face later Socrates in the Apology. A Pgaedo Quest for the Real Plato. It does contain all 5 dialogues and as a bonus has an intro to each dialogue to provide context about that dialogue.

Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo

The other dialogues are of course great as well but I remember Apology best of all. The obvious personal interest of his accusers in using the law to gain their own ends, and even the simple fact that the human laws of any state can easily be used to attain nearly any goal by one skilled enough in their manipulation, left me feeling that in this regard Socrates was either being willfully simple, or making an ironic comment on law itself.


When it has once been written down, every discourse rolls about everywhere, reaching indiscriminately those with understanding no less critto those who have no business with it, and it doesn’t know to whom it should speak and to whom it should not. However, you will miss out on the introductions found in the individual Hackett’s, in particular Symposium’s and Phaedrus which are fantastic.

Plato, Plato: Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo – PhilPapers

He makes Socrates the hero of all these dialogues, and he treats every viewpoint that is raised as a serious contender for truth. Edited with Notes by John Burnet. The quality of the binding makes it a nice permanent addition to the bookshelf as well. Refresh and try again.

The prize-winning plays of Aristophanes were not merely atheist, but made fun of the gods and their prophets and oracles. Read more Read less. Plato’s Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo. If your taste for Socrates’ prized student runs a little deeper I would highly recommend a new edition of “complete works” edited by John M. Altman – – Lexington Books. What would lead a man to make such a choice, I wondered?

The truth, for Socrates, is an absolute value, not a apologu one. 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 in an investigation of the figure of Socrates and his depiction by his most famous pupil Plato. In MenoSocrates and Meno cover virtue, and whether or not this is something that can be taught and if there is a common virtue in everyone.

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This is a great place to start.