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The Trial and Death of Socrates: Apology, Phaedo

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The Trial & The Death of Socrates remains a powerful account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history, presented with scene-setting introductions to the historical situation.
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John Martindale
Apr 20, 2011 John Martindale rated it really liked it
I should write reviews as I go through a book, for each chapter has a way of snowing under the former ones. I absolutely loved the dialogs in the first half of the book but the latter, were little more then long rant and his friends agreeing with every point as he logically "proved" the immortality of the soul, and i must say his reasoning was pretty absurd, I imagined he could have used "logic" to prove the mood is made out of blue cheese.

What I loved was to see how much I relate with Socrates
Feb 06, 2011 Ke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While the ideas may be founding arguments from Western thinking, most of the arguments seem simple. Socrates' seem so clear that he can be repetitive. The reasoning can also get circular.

At times, the metaphors and examples may only apply to Socrates' views.

The other characters sound like weak foils.
Nathan Marchand
The historical accounts of Socrates and his trial were interesting along with his arguments. The last half deals more with philosophy which I found got more dull closer to the end, especially when talking about the Athenian myths.
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(Greek: Πλάτων) (Arabic: أفلاطون) (Alternate Spelling: Platon/Platón)
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
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