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Socrates

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Philosophy is one of the most intimidating and difficult of disciplines, as any of its students can attest. This book is an important entry in a distinctive new series from Routledge: The Great Philosophers. Breaking down obstacles to understanding the ideas of history's greatest thinkers, these brief, accessible, and affordable volumes offer essential introductions to the ...more
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Published (first published January 1st 1999)
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Eric
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: philosophy, history
A succinct analysis of Socrates and his ilk. I can see how bohemians of the 60's generation sought Soc as their inspiration: the socratic method of dialogue, leaving nothing and no-one above and beyond questioning, is one of his greatest contributions...bringing to mind the 60's rally cry, "Question Authority!"
Ethically, Socrates espoused wisdom as the path to virtue, leading to happiness. Blind reverence of Gods and goddesses is not applicable. So, it's not suprising that the ruling oligarchs o
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Mars Cheung
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book to better understand Greek Philosophy in context with the Sophists, Pre-Socratic thinkers and Plato/Aristotle. Short but insightful read detailing the ideas and methods of Socratic avenues of thought/questioning illustrated by Plato's Dialogues.
Arax Miltiadous
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
μπορεί να μην διασώθηκαν γραπτά του, μα το γεγονός ότι σαν πατέρας της φιλοσοφίας έγινε αθάνατος και αξεπέραστος, διδάσκοντας γενιές και γενιές μέχρι και σήμερα μιλάει από μόνο του.
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Mar 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Oh great philosophers, what's in your mind? You are so close to Truth but there's still one step.
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Anthony Gottlieb is a British writer, former Executive Editor of The Economist, historian of ideas, and the author of The Dream of Reason. He was educated at Cambridge University and has held visiting fellowships at All Souls College, Oxford, and Harvard University. He has taught at the CUNY Graduate Center and the New School in New York, and been a visiting scholar at New York University and fell ...more
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“Unii povestesc că, în timp ce Socrate părăsea curtea, un admirator devotat, dar cam nătâng, a început să se vaite, cel mai greu de suportat pentru el fiind faptul că Socrate a fost condamnat la moarte pe nedrept. «Cum, răspunse Socrate, încercând să-l liniştească, ai fi preferat să fiu condamnat în mod drept?»” 1 likes
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