An oral dramatization of Plato's dialogue in modern English. Professional actors play the characters of Socrates, Euthyphro, Meletus, and Crito. These dialogues are among the best known philosophical works of all time. In dramatic terms, they form a trilogy. The first shows Socrates in action as enters the courthouse for his own trial. He meets Euthyphro, who has come to indict his father for murder, and Socrates questions him about the nature of justice and his grounds for taking action against his father. Then Socrates' defense emerges as he answers the charges that he is an atheist and that he has corrupted young people through his kind of education. Finally, in the Crito Socrates is offered a chance to escape from Athens and avoid the death sentence imposed by his fellow citizens. He and Crito discuss the wisdom of going into exile and probe the ultimate foundations of law. 1-887250-05-0.k
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Plato himself intended these works to be performed, not as the end but the beginning of the dialectical process that lies at the heart of philosophy. This dramatized version helps readers and listeners understand the ideas and concepts more quickly and deeply.From the Author:
Plato himself intended these works to be performed, not as the end but the beginning of the dialectical process that lies at the heart of philosophy. I have used these tapes in my own teaching in undergraduate, graduate, and executive education, and I find that they help us understand the ideas and concepts more quickly and deeply.
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