“The Republic Book II” by Plato (380 BC)

“The Republic Book II” by Plato     Glaucon, Socrates’s friend, wants to know what justice is. Nobody’s happy with how that chat with Thrasymachus ended. He continues the discussion: G: Isn’t there something we like for its own sake and not just for the things they bring? And there’s also a group of things… Read more “The Republic Book II” by Plato (380 BC)

“The Republic Book I” by Plato (380 BC)

“The Republic Book I” by Plato     Socrates was at the Piraeus with some friends to see the festivities there. On his way back, he was compelled to go to the house of Cephalus – an old man. There were many people there discussing things. Cephalus complained that since he was getting so old,… Read more “The Republic Book I” by Plato (380 BC)

“Crito” by Plato (399 BC)

“Crito” by Plato     Socrates is in prison waking to be executed from his trial in “Apology”. Crito shows up ready to spring Socrates after bribing the guard. Crito is amazed how calmly Socrates is taking the idea of being put to death. Socrates says old men know that death is coming soon one… Read more “Crito” by Plato (399 BC)