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The '''''Apology''''' (Greek '''''Άπολογία Σωκράτους''''') is an early dialogue by [[Plato]], which recounts  [[Socrates]]' defense speech in front of the Athenian assembly. Having been put on trial for impiety and corrupting the young, Socrates refuses to take the charges seriously, instead attempting to convince the court that his style of questioning/teaching is a divine duty. This tactic fails, and Socrates is sentenced to death.
 
The '''''Apology''''' (Greek '''''Άπολογία Σωκράτους''''') is an early dialogue by [[Plato]], which recounts  [[Socrates]]' defense speech in front of the Athenian assembly. Having been put on trial for impiety and corrupting the young, Socrates refuses to take the charges seriously, instead attempting to convince the court that his style of questioning/teaching is a divine duty. This tactic fails, and Socrates is sentenced to death.
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==Quotes==
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*"For let me tell you, gentlemen, that to be afraid of death is only another form of thinking one is wise when one is not; it is to think one knows what one does not know." (29a)
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 14:25, 24 February 2011

The Apology (Greek Άπολογία Σωκράτους) is an early dialogue by Plato, which recounts Socrates' defense speech in front of the Athenian assembly. Having been put on trial for impiety and corrupting the young, Socrates refuses to take the charges seriously, instead attempting to convince the court that his style of questioning/teaching is a divine duty. This tactic fails, and Socrates is sentenced to death.

Quotes

  • "For let me tell you, gentlemen, that to be afraid of death is only another form of thinking one is wise when one is not; it is to think one knows what one does not know." (29a)

References

  • Plato, The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, translated by Hugh Tredennick and Harold Tarrant (London: Penguin Books, 1954, 1993).