Apology by Plato


By Plato

  • Publication Date: 2008-11-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 199 Ratings)

Book Summary

The Apology is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes. The Apology begins with Socrates saying he does not know if the men of Athens (his jury) have been persuaded by his accusers. This first sentence is crucial to the theme of the entire speech. Indeed, in the Apology Socrates will suggest that philosophy begins with a sincere admission of ignorance; he later clarifies this, dramatically stating that whatever wisdom he has, comes from his knowledge that he knows nothing.

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Book Opinions

  • What a drag!!

    By Rainbow Dash 
    For a 150-page book I felt like I was reading this for the same timespan between when it was written to this very day. Still not as bad as the Iliad though, so I'll give it 2 stars instead of 1.
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  • Apology

    By Stephanie Diamond
    Well written with a nice introduction
  • Review of Plato's Apology

    By hashwhiskey
    Good translation. Good introduction. You can't beat the price. I read the book all the way through and did notice a couple of typos. Other than that, not bad.
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    By Noogah
    It pass lalaland's standard.
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    By Lalaland15254316
    It pass my standard