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Traduzione, Introduzione e note di Vito Stazzone

Due sono le opere di Platone più lette: il Fedone e l'Apologia di Socrate. In entrambe l'eroe protagonista di eccezionale statura è Socrate. L'evento cui si riferisce l'Apologaia - uno dei dialoghi della giovinezza - è la difesa che Socrate pronuncia dinanzi ai giudici, durante il processo nel 399 a.C., sotto l'accusa di Mile
Paperback, XII Edizione Integrale, 90 pages
Published 1981 by Editrice la Scuola - Brescia (first published -390)
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Apology of Charlie Hebdo

To the Americans, who rule the world by brute military and economic force, while claiming they're doing it for our own good: fuck off.

To the Russians, who pretend they're not just the same as the Americans, except militarily weaker and less honest: fuck off.

To the Israelis, who take advantage of their American backers to enslave and torture the Palestinians: fuck off.

To the Muslims, who react to the exploitation and torture inflicted on them by doing the same thing to the
Riku Sayuj

Double Jeopardy

“Be sure that if you kill the sort of man I say I am, you will not harm me more than yourselves.”


“On the other hand, if I say that it is the greatest good for a man to discuss virtue every day, testing themselves and others — for the unexamined life is not worth living for men, you will believe me even less.”

Socrates, of The Apology is an eloquent figure who is an unrivaled guide to the good life – the thoughtful life, and he is as relevant today as he was in ancient Athens
Celebrity Death Match Special: Plato versus Isaac Asimov, part 4 (continued from here)

[A spaceship en route from Trantor to Earth. SOCRATES and R. DANEEL OLIVAW]

SOCRATES: Hadn't we already said goodbye?

OLIVAW: Forgive me, Socrates. I had forgotten that you were going back to a death sentence.

SOCRATES: It is easy to forget such details.

OLIVAW: I am truly sorry, Socrates. Indeed, I am surprised that my First Law module permitted me to do it. But you are just so... so...

SOCRATES: Irritating?

Mike W
This is one of the best works of philosophy or literature ever written. It is Plato's version of Socrates's defense at his trial. The word "apology" here means defense. Socrates is on trial for his life for blasphemy and for corrupting the youth of Athens. He very easily leads his primary accuser, Meletus, into contradictions. And he tries to explain to the jury and to the spectators how it is that he gained a reputation as a wise man among some, and a villain among others. One of Socrates's adm ...more
Not even your Socratic arguing could save you. Such a pity that we still haven't changed, not in all of these thousands of years. Even though he knew he was doomed, he still did not submit and whimper like a coward, begging for mercy. When you are outside the grasp of power, no matter how well you try to persuade those to look into the right direction, if they, for their own gains are against it, you're screwed.

I don't know if I could do the same, be presented with life (even thought I'd be nea
Sam Quixote
This is Plato’s account of his mentor, Socrates, as he met his accusers in Athenian court to defend himself against charges of blasphemy and corrupting the young.

Socrates makes short work of the weak arguments made by his chief accuser, Meletus, through logical deconstruction. What’s interesting is that the defence isn’t really of Socrates against his charges but of his life and philosophy, which is basically what the trial is really about.

His latest troubles began when the Oracle at Delphi ann
Perhaps the most famous of the Socratic dialogues, the Apology (in the sense of apologia or defense before a tribunal) presents Socrates (469-399 BCE) as he defends himself against charges that he corrupted the youth of Athens and did not honor the proper gods. It is probably not a spoiler to say that Socrates was convicted and condemned to death. Subsequently, many of Socrates' pupils wrote their versions of the events and of the words spoken, though most have been lost. The Apology is a ...more
Pero no es difícil, atenienses, evitar la muerte, es mucho más difícil evitar la maldad; en efecto, corre más deprisa que la muerte.

Primera vez que leo directamente a Platón (debería haberlo hecho antes) y me quedé con una muy buena impresión. Una cosa es que te lo comenten y otra muy distinta es estar cara a cara, si eso es posible.

El texto "reproduce" la defensa de Sócrates en un tribunal de justicia, antes de la sentencia que se le daría por una triple acusación. El discurso me atrapó con
رساله ی دفاعیه ی سقراط در برابر دادگاه آتن که او را به اتهام "آوردن خدایان جدید" و "گمراه کردن جوانان" به محکمه کشیده بودند. بعضی از قسمت های دفاعیه عالی است.
دادگاه با اکثریت 60 به 40 سقراط را مخیر کرد که مجازات مرگ را بپذیرد یا جریمه ی مالی بپردازد. افلاطون که گویا ثروتمند بوده، به سقراط پیشنهاد کرد جریمه بپردازند و خودش حاضر شد مبلغ بسیار زیادی بدهد؛ ولی سقراط، طبق رفتار معمولش (به تمسخر گرفتن همه چیز) پیشنهاد بسیار ناچیزی برای خریدن جان خودش داد. این پیشنهاد ناچیز، به هیئت منصفه برخورد و این
Jan 04, 2009 Christopher rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
It's been a while since I read this. In fact, I wonder if I really ever did read it. Nonetheless, what struck me in this reading were parallels to the New Testament. Both Jesus and Socrates probed by asking questions, both ruffled the establish, both exposed dearly held pretentiousness, both were condemned by their countrymen.

Even certain phrases in Apology are reflected in the NT (though it could be an accident of translation): "to die is gain", "I shall obey God rather than you", "[do not] tak
This is a very good story and philosophy.

Never truly understood it when I first read it.

As I read it again, I understood what socrates wanted to convey and I understood on how good of writer plato was.

The apology should always be starting point for philosophy.
"The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I today, and you to live. Which is better God only knows."
Bu duruşma adeta sürekli yapılagelmektedir. Bir defa olmuş ve sonsuza kadar tekrar edecek bir duruşma gibidir.

Sokrates sanki bu savunmayı tekrar bir mahkemede yapacak olsa, yargıçlar ve halk aynı sonuca ulaşır.

Ayrıca 501 kişilik olduğu düşünülen oyverenlerin 280 tanesi Sokrates'i suçlu bulmuş. 30 oy daha suçsuz olduğu yönünde kullanılsaymış beraat edecekmiş. Suçlu/suçsuz oranının bu kadar başabaş olduğunu ben bilmiyordum.

Görünüşe göre o, yaşamaktan ve ölmekten hiç pişman olmadı, hiç korkmadı ve
Brad Lyerla
I read the Apology this week in THE TRIAL AND DEATH OF SOCRATES: FOUR DIALOGUES published by Dover. The translator is Benjamin Jowett.

Apology is Socrates' summation in his own defense against the indictment that he corrupted the youth of Athens with his philosophical teachings. It is fascinating as much for the defiant and mocking tone that Socrates adopts -- certainly knowing that it would seal his fate -- as it is for its demonstration of rhetorical logic. In striking contrast to Jesus' askin
Vikas Lather
I'm not sure whether or not I will be able to read a book after I die(I don't believe in concept of heaven) but this is the kind of book I would like to have while I'm alive; a book about what is pure?
Kevin J.J.
Jul 04, 2015 Kevin J.J. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: dialogues
This was divine. Truly, that is the only word that satisfies. "The Apology" is divine, and I will proudly turn my nose up to anyone who says otherwise.

I can't rightly recall if I read this while studying at University. I clearly remember reading "Crito", which is also somewhere on the same plane of divinity, and while I don't have specific memory of "The Apology", much of the text is strikingly familiar. Not that it matters, I could read this a dozen more times, and be equally impressed with eac
Those who haven't read this, or who may have forgotten their reading of Plato, may still be very familiar with the famous quote "The unexamined life is not worth living." Well, context renders it more poignant when you realize that Socrates said this in court, immediately after being convicted of a capital crime, when he was expected to plead for his life. He also elaborated, saying in effect that if his judges had to decide between exiling him to a place where he could no longer practice his ph ...more
Timothy Matias
Sep 07, 2011 Timothy Matias rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: philosophy enthusiasts, polical scientists
Plato's Apology is an in-depth account of Socrate's trial, in which he gave his defense to the charges against him-- that he had led the youth astray, that he was an atheist (he did not believe in any of the Greek gods), and that he was corrupting the youth with secret knowledge of the heavens, and of dark magic. Socrates defends against these arguments with his "dialectic method" (also known in his honor as the "Socratic method"), making his very best arguments to show that the charges levied a ...more
There are a lot of issues raised by this short work, and it's hard to write a summary of it.

One theme is the notion of questioning our beliefs, whatever they may pertain to: civil society, democracy, government, patriotism, family, religion, ethics, even death.

Socrates, through his questioning, often seems to burst the bubble of long-held beliefs in the people he talks with. He seems to be inviting us to ask of ourselves: "Am I really sure about that? On what grounds?" He also would approve of u
an extraordinary experience, of how Socrates - being different from the prevalent and epidemic ideas which is entitled to almost everyone - He sees in the oracle that he's the wisest of all men, but because he is truly wise he refuses to believe it. but since it is told by a god, he begins a journey to seek a wiser person than himself so he can prove that he is not the wisest, as he starts to talk to those who claim wisdom, he begins to debate with them one by one, exposing their foolishness, wh ...more
Michelle Cano
"Pero ya es tiempo de que nos retiremos de aqui, yo para morir, vosotros para vivir. ¿Entre vosotros y yo, quien lleva la mejor parte? Esto es lo que nadie sabe excepto Dios".

Se que a nadie le corresponde calificar del 1 al 5 que tan bien estuvieron los argumentos que dio un hombre en un juicio donde se le condena a muerte, pero yo le pongo calificación porque Sócrates es un genio con todas las letras de la palabra.
Jose Gaona
(...) Todas estas ambigüedades nos hablan de que la "Apología" es un texto incompleto, que nos presenta a un Platón en pugna consigo mismo, entre el respeto reverencial al maestro y la fidelidad fáctica, y que solucionaría en sus obras posteriores al servirse del personaje, honrando su figura, para transmitir su propio pensamiento.

Jacqueline Hjorth
Well-written, eloquent and brilliant, although I'm still firmly grounded in my belief that I could be driven to crotchpunching if I had to listen to Socrates for more than a minute.
Noelia Alonso
I honestly don't know how to rate this book. I've been sitting here, for about 20 minutes, trying to decide between 2.5 or 3 stars. I liked the way this was written but at some points I felt like Socrates was a bit presumptuous but then again, he's probably smarter than the whole bunch of people there. Darn it, 3 stars it is
I love reading Plato, but there is a gaping disadvantage in trying to write a review on something that has been "reviewed" almost constantly and critically for 2000+ years. Oh,well. I have to add my enthusiastic thoughts/rating to the stream.

While reading, I thought of Paul in Athens some 400 years after Socrates was condemned to death. The legacy of the Greek philosophers lived on and Acts declares that "the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other th
Excellent; more of a justification of his life than a defence against accusers (certainly not an apology in the modern sense, either way). The strength of his will was what I found most inspiring. Even if it could save his life, he would not engage in dramatic displays such as bringing his children into court, as that would go against his beliefs of what is 'Good' and would require dishonesty. He valued what he believed to be 'Good' over appeasing to the Athenians and living a comfortable, yet d ...more
The essay Socrates' Defence offers a last look at the great philosopher's final trial before he was charged with blasphemy and corruption. Takeaways from this short essay:

1. Be humble and know that you will never be the wisest, that you forever have much to learn.
2. Those who claim to be the wisest - aren't.
3. Never be apologetic and stand by what you believe in.
4. People hate it when they lose arguments and look foolish, and usually cannot accept this.
Kyle van Oosterum
This book details one of the greatest mistakes in history and one of the greatest failures of democracy - the execution of Socrates. Whether or not Plato embellished some of his hero's words, Socrates' self-prepared defence was unyieldingly powerful, logical and thought-provoking . He reflects on his youth and when he was proclaimed by the Oracle of Delphi to be the wisest man that ever live. This was baseless flattery to Socrates and he set out to disprove the Oracle, but whomever he came acros ...more
Still too naive a reader to comment but "The Apology" has been the finest classic literary work I've read till date. This has been one of those handful of compilations that i know will go a long way in reshaping my being for "The I unexamined life is not worth living". The part where Plato is determined to set Socrates apart from sophists, and many of his dialogues have Socrates revealing the hollowness of their teachings shows clearly the how significantly he held the existence of "I" as suprem ...more
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  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
  • Hippolytus
  • The Libation Bearers
  • Philoctetes
  • Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Texts in the History of Philosophy)
  • Proslogion
  • On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life
  • The Discourses
  • The Essential Epicurus
  • Clouds
  • Ethics
  • Conversations of Socrates
  • The Enneads
  • On Old Age, On Friendship & On Divination
  • Plato I: Euthyphro. Apology. Crito. Phaedo. Phaedrus. (Loeb Classical Library, #36)
  • A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
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Plato is a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.

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“I thought to myself: I am wiser than this man; neither of us probably knows anything that is really good, but he thinks he has knowledge, when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think I have.” 91 likes
“For to fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise without really being wise, for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For no one knows whether death may not be the greatest good that can happen to man.” 57 likes
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