Plato is the most important philosopher in the history of Western philosophy. This guidebook introduces and examines his three dialogues that deal with the death of Socrates: "Euthphryo," "Apology" and "Crito," These dialogues are widely regarded as the closest exposition of Socrates' ideas.
"Plato and the Trial of Socrates" introduces and assesses:
* Plato's life and the background to the three dialogues
* The ideas and text in the three dialogues
* Plato's continuing importance to philosophy
"Plato and the Trial of Socrates" will be ideal for anyone coming to Plato or the three dialogues for the first time.