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This Euthyphro and Socrates are represented as meeting in the porch of the King Archon. Add both to Cart Add both to List. The doctrine of the immortality of the soul has ny a great interest for all mankind that they are apt to rebel against any examination of the nature of their belief.

Before the messenger came back the criminal had died from hunger and exposure. Is platto soul related to the body as sight to the eye, or as the boatman to his boat? That is a question which he refuses to entertain, for they are not burying him, but is dead body. For the speech breathes throughout a spirit of defiance, ut non supplex aut reus sed magister aut dominus videretur esse judicum’ ; and the loose and desultory style is an imitation of the ‘accustomed manner’ in which Socrates spoke in ‘the agora and among the tables of the money-changers.

Tell Evenus this and bid him follow me in death. What then is piety? This original book version, though, bothered me a bit.

But Philosophy has spoken to him, and he has heard her voice; she has gently entreated him, and brought his soul out of the “miry clay,” and purged away the mists of passion and the illusions of sense which envelop her, and taught her to resist the influence of pleasures and pains, which are like nails fastening her to the body.

This is his answer to those who charge him with indifference at the prospect of leaving the gods and his friends.

The Apology, by Plato

It may be remarked, however, that Plato never intended to answer the question of casuistry, but only to exhibit the ideal of patient virtue which refuses to do the least evil in order to avoid the greatest, and to show Socrates, his master, maintaining in death the opinions which he had professed in his life.


The chorus at the end might have interpreted the feeling of the play: Plato has certainly fulfilled the condition of Greek, or rather of all art, which requires that scenes of death and suffering should be clothed in beauty. Yet some of the topics may have been actually used by Socrates; and the recollection of his very words may have rung in the ears of his disciple. And although someone will say “The many can kill us,” that makes no difference; but a good life, that is to say a just and honorable life, is alone to be valued.

The Phaedoas has been already intimated, is not one of the Socratic Dialogues of Plato; nor, on the other hand, can it be assigned to that later period of the Platonic writings at which the ideas appear to be forgotten.

The conversational manner, the seeming want of arrangement, the ironical simplicity, are found to result in a perfect work of art, which is the portrait of Socrates.

The pre-existence of the soul stands or falls with the doctrine of ideas.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The conversational manner, the seeming want of arrangement, the ironical simplicity,are found to result in a perfect work of art, which is the portrait of Socrates. Wilde has the ability to criticize high society so cleverly that the paradoxes he frames almost seem a compliment. And therefore what may trwnslated dear to one god may not be dear to another, and the same action may be both pious and impious; e.

Will not true friends care for them equally whether he is alive or dead? The idealization of the sufferer is carried still further in the Gorgiasin which the thesis is maintained, that ‘to suffer is better than to do evil;’ and the art of rhetoric is described as only useful for the purpose of self-accusation.

Why should the mean, the weak, the idiot, the infant, the herd of men who have never in any proper sense the use of reason, reappear with blinking eyes in the light of another world? Like the Oriental or Christian ascetic, the philosopher is seeking to withdraw from impurities of sense, to leave the world and olato things of the world, and to find his higher self.


apology my summary

But he feels that such conduct brings discredit on the name of Athens: As such, I’m rating the book at an OK 3 stars out of 5. The Phaedo is the tragedy of which Socrates is the protagonist and Simmias and Cebes the secondary performers.

Witty, delightful, and bright; this was a charming play that made me smile and giggle.

Cebes asks why men say that suicide is not right, if death is to be accounted a good? In the same temper which Socrates reproves in himself 91b they are disposed to think that even bad arguments will do no harm, for they will die with them, and while they live they will gain by the delusion.

Nor among the friends of Socrates must the jailer be forgotten, who seems to have been introduced by Plato in order to show the impression made by the extraordinary man on the common.

But the more lasting nature of the soul does not prove her immortality; for after having worn out many bodies in a single life, and many more in successive births and deaths, she may at last perish, or, as Socrates afterwards restates the objection, the very act of birth may be the beginning of her death, and the last body may survive the last soul, just as the coat of an old weaver is left behind him after he is dead, although a man is more lasting than his coat.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Before he was condemned they had often held discussions, in which they agreed that no man should either do evil, or return evil for evil, or betray the right.