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V Art Library named after A.P. Bogolyubovlecture “Apology of Socrates”, dedicated to Ancient Greece. It will be read by Alexander Kazantsev, an honorary cultural worker of Moscow, as part of the cycle of talks “Faces of Time”. He will tell about the author of the work – Plato – an ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle, the founder of the Academy, the first higher educational institution in the Western world.

The Apology of Socrates is one of Plato’s earliest works, containing three of Socrates’ speeches during his trial. The action takes place at the beginning of 399 BC. The philosopher was sued for disrespect for the gods and the creation of new deities. Unlike his predecessors, who were interested in the creation of the cosmos and everything that exists, Socrates began to study the inner world of man. He dealt with issues of morality and morality, tried to define what a virtuous life is, discussed social and political problems. His philosophical writings and ideas laid the foundation for Western philosophy.

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