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“The most important thing is not life, but the virtuous life.” – Socrates

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Plato’s Euthyphro: Summary

Here you will find a summary of the key points from Plato’s dialogue The Euthyphro.Typical of Plato’s early dialogues, Socrates does not arrive at any real conclusions. He does, however, leave us with the beginning of a path towards the answer to the dialogue’s central question: What is piety? It is left to us toContinue reading “Plato’s Euthyphro: Summary”

Plato’s Crito: Summary

Here you will find a summary of the key points from Plato’s Crito. Context of the Dialogue Socrates has been imprisoned and condemned to death for alleged impiety (see The Apology dialogue for an account of the trial). Crito visits Socrates early in the morning with the intention of aiding him in escape, and heContinue reading “Plato’s Crito: Summary”

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