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  • ISBN 1406541494
  • ISBN13 978-1406541496
  • Language English
  • Author Benjamin Jowett,Plato
  • Publisher Dodo Press (August 31, 2007)
  • Pages 60
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  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Philosophy
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Plato (428/427 BC-348/347 BC), whose original name was Aristocles, was an ancient Greek philosopher, the second of the great trio of ancient Greeks - succeeding Socrates and preceding Aristotle - who between them laid the philosophical foundations of Western culture. Plato was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world. Plato is widely believed to have been a student of Socrates and to have been deeply influenced by his teacher's unjust death. Plato's brilliance as a writer and thinker can be witnessed by reading his Socratic dialogues. Some of the dialogues, letters, and other works that are ascribed to him are considered spurious. Plato is thought to have lectured at the Academy, although the pedagogical function of his dialogues, if any, is not known with certainty. They have historically been used to teach philosophy, logic, rhetoric, mathematics, and other subjects about which he wrote.

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Translated by Benjamin Jowett. How you have felt, O men of Athens, at hearing the speeches of my accusers, I cannot tell; but I know that their persuasive words almost made me forget who I was - such was the effect of them; and yet they have hardly spoken a word of truth. I assure you, judges, that he does not believe in them; for he says that the sun is stone, and the moon earth. Friend Meletus, you think that you are accusing Anaxagoras; and you have but a bad opinion of the judges, if you fancy them ignorant to such a degree as not to know that those doctrines are found in the books of Anaxagoras the Clazomenian, who is full of them.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This historically renowned oration was presented by Socrates in his own defense after he had been formally accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. It is not an apology in the traditional sense of expressing remorse for one's actions; rather.

Benjamin Jowett's translations of Plato have long been classics in their own right. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. In this volume, Professor Hayden Pelliccia has revised Jowett's renderings of five key dialogues. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Plato (Author), Benjamin Jowett (Translator). Benjamin Jowett (Translator), Hayden Pelliccia (Introduction) & 0 more.

Apology - Benjamin Jowett. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Apology, by Plato. This book is a portuguese translation of the famous Plato's work Απολογία Σωχράτους

Apology - Benjamin Jowett. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with. almost no restrictions whatsoever. This book is a portuguese translation of the famous Plato's work Απολογία Σωχράτους. The only philosophy book I have read three times (so far) and a very enjoyable short digression about justice, truth, and a moral way of living. vsmoothe 1Go to vsmoothe 1's profile.

Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893). Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893, trans. Timaeus, by Plato (Gutenberg text). Apology, by Plato (Gutenberg text). Additional books from the extended shelves: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893: The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato, (New York : . Collier & son, c1909), also by Plato Critias, George Long, Hastings Crossley, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus. Golden sayings (page images at HathiTrust).

Benjamin Jowett (/ˈdʒoʊɪt/, modern variant /ˈdʒaʊɪt/; 15 April 1817 – 1 October 1893) was renowned as an influential tutor and administrative reformer in the University of Oxford.

Benjamin Jowett (/ˈdʒoʊɪt/, modern variant /ˈdʒaʊɪt/; 15 April 1817 – 1 October 1893) was renowned as an influential tutor and administrative reformer in the University of Oxford, a theologian and translator of Plato and Thucydides. He was Master of Balliol College, Oxford. Jowett was born in Peckham, Kent, and grew up in Camberwell, the third of nine children

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Author Plato, Benjamin Jowett. 8/10 2. Books by Plato, Benjamin Jowett: Socrates: Plato's Apology of Socrates And Crito, With a Part of His Phaedo. Socrates: Plato's Apology of Socrates And. In this volume, Professor Hayden Pelliccia has revised Jowett's renderings of five key dialogues, giving us a modern Plato faithful to both Jowett's best features and Plato's own masterly style. Gathered here are many of Plato's liveliest and richest texts. Ion takes up the question of poetry and introduces the Socratic method. Protagoras discusses poetic interpretation and shows why cross-examination is the best way to get at the truth.

Plato - Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo by Plato, Benjamin Jowett - Paperback. by Plato and Prof Benjamin Jowett 21 August 2016.

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I read this for free on my new Kindle and it was excellent.

My advice is to skip the introduction because it gave me tired-head really quickly. If you like overly-academic, boring talk, go for it. If not, skip straight to the real-deal Plato.

The book is Plato's account of the trial of his teacher, Socrates. Socrates defends his life by appealing to the wisdom, truth, and righteousness of god. He has no fear of the verdict because he knows that to live is truth and to die is gain, thus, his life will either continue being great (if he lives) or just get better (if he dies).

This very short reading inspired me to seek God's truth in my life. It sparked me to regard my soul and to constantly concern myself with what is honorable and good. Socrates said to be "careless of wealth, family interests, military offices, speaking in the assembly, magistracies, plots, and parties." Instead, care about doing right.

Some gems from the reading:

"I am better off than he is (a "wise" politician), - for he knows nothing, and thinks that he knows; I neither know nor think that I know."

"God only is wise; and by his answer he intends to show that the wisdom of men is worth little or nothing."

"The unexamined life is not worth living."

"The difficulty, my friends, is not to avoid death but to avoid unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death."

"Men of Athens, I honor and love you, but I shall obey God rather than you."

"Are you not ashamed of heaping up the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and caring so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul, which you never regard or heed at all."

"He who will fight for the right ... must have a private station and not a public one."
The "Apology" is an candid, aggressive, and modern defense for Socrates' philosophy, vs. the intolerance of the Athens, that has many similarities in modern persecution on morally corrupt grounds. The Phaedo, a sad effort in comparison, as Socrates defends a rather unimpressive argument for the immortality of the soul, immediately prior to his own demise by hemlock. The reader does an excellent job on both counts.
Great deal for the price
An undetermined life is not worth living. One of my favorite lines of all times. I think they miss some good points but oh well.
Plato! - Apology! If you know, you know. If you don't know, you should!
Classic books are always a struggle. I want to enjoy them (and usually do) but they require effort in ways other books don't. Oftentimes there is that doubt, "Is this really a classic? Or was it propped up and endurable by someone's judgement rather than its own merits?" This book was slow going but finished very strong. I actually felt like I was in the courtroom and bidding Socrates farewell. And a little ashamed that I did not stand up against his accusers.
Perhaps the most important of the dialogues.Nice to not be cluttered with notes. Good exercise to just read think for on my own.