Apology Study Guides

  • A Mathematician's Apology

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  • The Apology

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    The Apology is a work by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato about the trial of Socrates for corrupting Athenian youths and being an atheist. After a disclaimer that he will not employ rhetoric and wishes his jurors to judge by truth and not by prejudice and gossip, Socrates argues that he neither intended to corrupt anyone and that he does, indeed, believe in gods. However, the jury is unconvinced and finds him guilty by a narrow margin of votes. After varying proposals of punishment, Socrates is sentenced to death.

  • Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo

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    Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo are four philosophical dialogues sorrounding the trial and death of Socrates, written by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato. In the Euthyphro, Socrates is awaiting trial and attempts to find a universal definition for piety. The Apology is an account of Socrates' speech during his trial, defending himself against charges of blaspheme and corrupting Athenian youths. Crito is a dialogue about justice and social obligation in which Socrates accepts his death sentence. In Phaedo, Socrates attempts to prove the immortality of the soul.