Plato Writing Styles in The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues

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Perspective

As previously discussed (see "Important People - Plato"), Plato was an important philosopher in his own right, a protégé (pupil) of Socrates who, after his mentor's death, went on to formulate and promote his own philosophical theories and experiences. There has been, over the centuries since the "Dialogues" were first written and presented, some question of whether that is in fact what Plato was is with the "Dialogues," promoting his own theories by placing them in the mouth and mind of one of the most respected philosophers to that point in history. In other words, there is some question of whether Plato is writing about himself, or about Socrates. The problem is, again as previously discussed (see "Important People - Socrates"), is that Socrates himself left no written documentation of himself or his theories - all that is known of him is known through the commentary of...

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