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The Republic


  • Author: Plato
  • Release Date : 2008-08-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
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The Republic  is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of justice , the order and character of the just city-state and the just man....

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Apology


  • Author: Plato
  • Release Date : 2008-11-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • File Size: 37608 Bytes


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....