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A Defence of the Life of Philosophy: An Interpretation of Plato’s Apology

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dc.contributor.advisor Mitscherling, Jeff Karbonowska, Diana 2013-09-07T20:17:00Z 2013-09-07T20:17:00Z 2013-09 2013-09-03 2013-09-07
dc.description.abstract Plato’s Apology differs and stands out from the other dialogues in his corpus in regard to its style, structure and content. Socrates’s manner of speech, although inspired by examination and philosophizing, is monological and lacks the dialogical structure that other dialogues showcase. In this thesis I argue that Socrates’s manner of speech demonstrates a weakness of the nature of speech itself. An analysis of diction, expressions, tone, arguments, and topoi in Plato’s Apology will demonstrate that telling the truth is, on its own, not enough to convince or persuade someone. en_US
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dc.subject Plato en_US
dc.subject Examination en_US
dc.subject Apology en_US
dc.title A Defence of the Life of Philosophy: An Interpretation of Plato’s Apology en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Philosophy en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Philosophy en_US
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