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The Apology of Socrates


Book Overview: 

Plato’s account of Socrates’ defense at his trial for “corrupting the youth” is a classic summation of his teacher’s life and mission, centered in Socrates’ most famous line, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

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Book Excerpt: 
. . . of many disciples who will convince them of their evil ways, and will come forth to reprove them in harsher terms, because they are younger and more inconsiderate.

He would like to say a few words, while there is time, to those who would have acquitted him. He wishes them to know that the divine sign never interrupted him in the course of his defence; the reason of which, as he conjectures, is that the death to which he is going is a good and not an evil. For either death is a long sleep, the best of sleeps, or a journey to another world in which the souls of the dead are gathered together, and in which there may be a hope of seeing the heroes of old—in which, too, there are just judges; and as all are immortal, there can be no fear of any one suffering death for his opinions.

Nothing evil can happen to the good man either in life or death, and his own death has been permitted by the gods, because it was better for him to depart; and therefore. . . Read More

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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 m

This is perhaps the most iconic of Plato’s works, the closest thing that philosophy has to a Sermon on the Mount. And just as with our Biblical narratives, the dialogue presents a historical difficulty. To what extent is this speech fact, and to what extent invention? The only other record we have o

Platón nos desglosa en este texto el juicio oral al que fue sometido Sócrates, acusado de corromper a la juventud y de adorar a otros dioses.
Básicamente, es un monólogo argumentativo en el que Sócrates plantea su defensa ante sus acusadores y los jueces.


In this text Plato d

آپولوژی افلاطون

سال ۳۹۹ پیش از میلاد مسیح سقراط متهم شد به فاسد کردن جوانان و بی خدایی
سقراط در دادگاه آتن حاظر شد و با نمایشی با شکوه و پرسش سوال های هوشمندانه از بی گناهی خودش دفاع کرد و حاضر نشد مانند سایر متهمین آتنی با گریه و زاری و آوردن بچه های خود به دادگاه مظلوم نمایی کند
در نهایت با رای گیری

Θανάτωσαν τον Σωκράτη.
Θανάτωσαν το αρχαίο ελληνικό πνεύμα.

«Γιατί το να φοβάται κανείς το θάνατο, ω άνδρες Αθηναίοι, δεν σημαίνει τίποτε άλλο ή το ότι νομίζει πως είναι σοφός ενώ δεν είναι. Σημαίνει δηλαδή πως νομίζει ότι ξεύρει πράγματα που δεν ξεύρει. Γιατί τι είναι θάνατος, κανείς βέβαια δεν ξεύ

“Socrates is guilty of busying himself with research into what’s beneath the earth and in the heaven and making the weaker argument the stronger and teaching the same things to others”

So Socrates is guilty of expanding his mind and teaching his discoveries to his students. Such a terrible man is

[Original review, Jan 11 2015]

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