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Apologizing for Socrates examines a few of Plato's and Xenophon's Socratic writings, particularly those who tackle recognized controversiese in regards to the existence and dying of Socrates. Gabriel Danzig argues that the hassle to guard Socrates from quite a few modern fees is helping clarify a number of the primary philosophical arguments and literary good points that seem in those works. targeting the 2 Apologies, Crito, Euthyphro, Xenophon's Symposium and Memorabilia, Lysis, and Oeconommicus, Danzig argues that the apologetic efforts have been crucial for rebuilding the group of Socratic buddies and partners, which was once devastated by means of the trial and demise of Socrates. The Socratic writings aren't in basic terms literary or philosophical endeavors, but in addition political acts of significant competence.

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