For this essay please select a single short Platonic dialogue for analysis. Of the short dialogues, choose from: Lysis, Crito, Ion, or Clitophon. Your goal in this essay is to assist a reader in understanding how to make sense of the dialogue by drawing an argument or lesson out of it, and showing how this can contribute to our understanding of Plato’s philosophy overall. Address each of the following, somehow, in your essay:
1) Identify what the dialogue is about, ultimately.
2) Summarize the dialogue in your own words and describe the structure of the dialogue. 3) Describe some part of what Plato is trying to achieve in writing this dialogue. 4) Articulate and defend a thesis about the dialogue.
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