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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
dc.contributor.author Karbonowska, Diana
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T20:17:00Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T20:17:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-09
dc.date.created 2013-09-03
dc.date.issued 2013-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7483
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
dc.language.iso en 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
dc.degree.programme Philosophy en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Philosophy en_US
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