PLSC 114 - Lecture 2 - Socratic Citizenship: Plato, Apology

Lecture 2 - Socratic Citizenship: Plato, Apology

Overview

The lecture begins with an explanation of why Plato's Apology is the best introductory text to the study of political philosophy. The focus remains on the Apology as a symbol for the violation of free expression, with Socrates justifying his way of life as a philosopher and defending the utility of philosophy for political life.

Resources

Plato, Apology, translated with an introduction by Benjamin Jowett
Courtesy of the University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/p/plato/p71ap/

 

Plato, Crito, translated with an introduction by Benjamin Jowett
Courtesy of the University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection

http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/p/plato/p71cro/index.html

Assignment

Plato, Apology of Socrates; Crito

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