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.