Euthydemus

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Author  Plato
Publisher  Book Jungle
Publication Date   October 22, 2008
ISBN  1438502079
Pages  68

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Plato studied under Socrates and was Aristotle's teacher. Together these three Greeks developed the basis of philosophical thinking for the entire Western world. Plato was also a writer, mathematician, and founder of the Academy in Athens, which was the first university in Europe. Written in 380 B C, Euthydemus satirizes the logical fallacies of the Sophists. It describes a visit paid by Socrates and various youths to two brothers, Euthydemus and Dionysodorus, Plato hopes through satire to contrast Socratic arguments and education with Sophism and prove the latter inferior. Euthydemus and Dionysodorus continually attempt to trap Socrates with deceptive and meaningless arguments, to demonstrate their professed philosophical superiority.

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