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What Does Apology Mean in Plato’s Apology?

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

In Plato’s Apology, the word apology DOESN’T mean to say “sorry” as we might expect based on today’s use of the word. Instead, the word apology in Plato’s Apology means “defense” (from the greek word “apologia”). For a full recap of the main points in Socrates’ speeches and defence, check out this full, free and concise summary of Plato’s apology.

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