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A History of Greek Philosophy 3: The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 2, Socrates (A History of Greek Philosophy #3 Part 2)

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'This book, like the age it reflects, is a brilliant achievement. Professor Guthrie's study combines remarkable erudition and inclusiveness of scope with a lucid and readable style...Professor Guthrie succeeds in giving us the most balanced and perceptive treatment of fifth-century thought that has yet been written. -American Historical Review
Paperback, 212 pages
Published January 28th 1972 by Cambridge University Press (first published October 14th 1971)
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Woflmao
Jan 31, 2015 Woflmao rated it really liked it
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Guthrie's book is a study of the life and work of ancient Greek philosopher Socrates. Socrates never put any of his ideas in writing, as he preferred to develop his ideas through dialogue with people he hustled on the Agora in Athens. Consequently, all we know about him stems from the writings of his disciples (and some enemies), mostly Platon and Xenophon. This poses an obvious problem - does what they attribute to Socrates reflect Socrates' own ideas, or do they communicate their own thoughts ...more
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A History of Greek Philosophy 3.2: Socrates, W.K.C. Guthrie
عنوان: سقراط؛ نویسنده: دبلیو.کی.سی. گاتری؛ مترجم: حسن فتحی؛ تهران، فکر روز، 1376، در 335 ص؛ شابک: 9645838630؛ موضوع: فلسفه و فیلسوفان یونان قرن 5 پیش از میلاد قرن 20 م
Greg Hickey
It's a tall task to summarize the philosophy and personality of a thinker who lived nearly 2,000 years ago and produced no surviving written works, but W.K.C Guthrie manages about as best as can be expected in Socrates. Guthrie ambitiously and sensibly uses source material from the works of the four major figures who wrote about Socrates (Plato, Xenophon, Aristophanes and Aristotle), and indicates the strengths and defects of each source. What emerges is a brief (but probably as comprehensive as ...more
Kyle Bennett
Jun 25, 2013 Kyle Bennett rated it really liked it
A great study of Socrates. Guthrie does his homework and gives us fascinating details about Socrates's life and personality. This in itself makes the study praiseworthy given that these details are dispersed throughout numerous ancient sources making it difficult to paint a coherent picture of Socrates. Thus, this book is more likely to be of interest and insight to the academician than the general reader. This is true even more so of the latter half of the book. Here Guthrie dives into uniquely ...more
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William Keith Chambers Guthrie was a Scottish classical scholar, best known for his History of Greek Philosophy, published in six volumes between 1962 and his death.
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Other Books in the Series

A History of Greek Philosophy (8 books)
  • A History of Greek Philosophy 1: The Earlier Presocratics & the Pythagoreans
  • A History of Greek Philosophy 2: The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus
  • A History of Greek Philosophy 3: The Fifth-Century Enlightenment
  • A History of Greek Philosophy 3: The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 1, The Sophists
  • A History of Greek Philosophy 4: Plato: The Man & His Dialogues: Earlier Period
  • A History of Greek Philosophy 5: Later Plato & the Academy
  • A History of Greek Philosophy 6: Aristotle: An Encounter

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