The Ironic Defense of Socrates: Plato's Apology

The Ironic Defense of Socrates: Plato's Apology

David M. Leibowitz


This e-book deals a debatable new interpretation of Plato's Apology of Socrates. via paying strangely shut realization to what Socrates shows concerning the which means and quantity of his irony, David Leibowitz arrives at unconventional conclusions approximately Socrates' instructing on advantage, politics, and the gods; the importance of his recognized flip from ordinary philosophy to political philosophy; and the aim of his insolent "defense speech." Leibowitz exhibits that Socrates isn't just a colourful and quirky determine from the far away previous yet an unequalled consultant to the great existence - the considerate existence - who's as appropriate this present day as in historic Athens. at the foundation of his unconventional figuring out of the discussion as an entire, and of the Delphic oracle tale particularly, Leibowitz additionally makes an attempt to teach that the Apology is the main to the Platonic corpus, indicating what percentage of the disparate subject matters and it seems that contradictory conclusions of the opposite dialogues healthy jointly.

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