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Plato Apology Summary

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Plato Apology SummaryInterested to find out what happened during the famous trial of Socrates?

If so – this is the book to do it.

Plato’s Apology.

Who Should Read “Plato Apology”? And Why?

Just yesterday we summarized for you a discussion between Socrates and Euthyphro concerning the charges brought up against the philosopher and taking place just a few weeks before the trial against him.

If that seemed like something interesting, then you should definitely read this one!

Because the Apology is basically the sequel to Euthyphro: it presents Socrates’ legal defense at his trial; and it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful works – fiction or non-fiction (Plato tends to blur the line between the two) – ever written.

Not only it has all the intensity and allure of some of the best courtroom movies in history – but it can also teach you a lot about the value of integrity and honor.

It’s basically a book-length version of Al Pacino in The Scent of a Woman!

Only better.

About Plato

PlatoPlato is one of the greatest philosophers in history, widely considered the man who gave the word “philosopher” its meaning.

His influence upon Western philosophical thought is so immense that Alfred North Whitehead once noted that “the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”

A student of Socrates, he tried compensating for Socrates’ abhorrence of the written word by making his teacher the main character of most of his works. Some of them – such as the Apology, Symposium and The Republic – have lost none of their beauty or scholarly appeal even two and a half millennia later.

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