Philosophy is a subject mastered by very few, and fewer are as popular and renowned as Pluto. In this book "APOLOGY, CRITO AND PHÆDO OF SOCRATES" he accounts for the process of the trial, incarceration and death of his teacher Socrates. Most of his writings are in the form of a dialogue giving the book an interesting novel like feel rather than a pure philosophical monologue.Socrates: His impact and influence
"The Apologia" is about the trial that Socrates had to go thru at the age of 70. Even though this being the first time Socrates was summoned to court on two separate charges he decided to be his own defence. He was charged with the accusation of corrupting the youth with his ideologies and not believing in the Gods declared by the states. Plato who was present at the trial, gives a first-hand account of the arguments put forth by Socrates in his personal defence. The book has a large dose of emotional and philosophical statements that make you vouch for Socrates. How the story ends is tragic but it still leave you enriched with several words of wisdom that hold true in today's world too.
"In Crito" Plato write about the dialogue that happens between Socrates and his friend named Crito. Crito tries to persuade Socrates into escaping from jail and also offers help in paying for his fine in cash if convicted. Crito informs Socrates about a ship that has arrived in the city which is indicative that the judges have decided to convict him and award him a death penalty. Making Socrates aware of it Crito tries to build his case in influencing Socrates to flee from the jail. What follows is Socrates's opinion on why Crito's suggestion is not morally right and what impact it will have on his followers. And how, embracing the punishment is the right thing to do.
"The Phædo" details the conversation that Socrates has, with a handful of his friends before he is forced to drink the poison. During the conversation Socrates gets philosophical about life and explains how soul will live on for eternity and touches upon the existence of immortality. The book ends with the last mile walk that Socrates has after drinking the poison and the last words he shouts out to Crito before breathing his last.About the author
Plato who was the most ardent follower and a religious student of Socrates writes this book giving an account of the last few days in the life of Socrates. Plato has had a great influence on the western culture as he had written and preserved the writings for the new age to read and follow. Plato's writing have been translated in several languages for people of all ethnicity to follow.Shopping on Junglee.com
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