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Apology by Plato
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May 11, 11

bookshelves: great-book-of-the-western-world, non-fiction
Read in May, 2011

Socrates' defense against the men of Athens who want to put him to death for corrupting their youth and asserting that the gods didn't exist. Both untrue.

Quotable quote: "The life that is unexamined is not worth living."

The idea of virtue as a duty is interesting, and I can see how the Founding Fathers were influenced by these ideals. I kept thinking "Socrates was quite a puritan!"

Anyway, I enjoyed it, even if I'm a little too lazy to explain all the reasons why.




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