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A History of Greek Philosophy, Volume 3: The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 2: Socrates

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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, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1971 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1962)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
A History of Greek Philosophy 3.2: Socrates, W.K.C. Guthrie

A History of Greek Philosophy, Volume III: The Fifth-Century Enlightenment – Part 1: The Sophists; Part 2: Socrates (1971). Professor Guthrie's study combines remarkable erudition and inclusiveness of scope with a lucid and readable style...

Socrates (c. 470 – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical traditio
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Ahmad Sharabiani
A History of Greek Philosophy: The Sophists, W.K.C. Guthrie
A History of Greek Philosophy, Volume III: The Fifth-Century Enlightenment – Part 1: The Sophists; Part 2: Socrates (1971). Professor Guthrie's study combines remarkable erudition and inclusiveness of scope with a lucid and readable style...
Socrates (c. 470 – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical traditio
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KamRun
Dec 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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هیچ چیز وجود ندارد و اگر چیزی وجود داشته باشد، نمی‌تواند مورد اندیشه و معرفت انسان قرار گیرد و حتی اگر چنین چیزی وجود داشته باشد و بتوان آن را شناخت، نمی‌توان آن را به دیگری انتقال داد - گرگیاس


نویسنده در ادامه‌ی جلد پیشین کتاب، به مفهوم نسبیت و تاثیر آن بر ارزش‌های اخلاقی می‌پردازد، یکی از موضوعاتی که مورد منازعه و جدل همیشگی سوفسطائیان با طرفداران نظریه‌ی قانون به مثابه‌ی امر طبیعی بود، نزاعی که منجر به شکل‌گیری نخستین جنبش پوزیتیویستی در تاریخ شد. سوفسطائیان اعتبار کلی قوانین مکتوب را مورد تر
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Jan 21, 2015 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
James F
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a reprint of the second part of volume 3 of Guthrie's History of Greek Philosophy. It is a very balanced account of what we know or can reasonably surmise about the life and teachings of Socrates; in particular, it avoids the two extremes of taking Plato's Socrates literally for the historical Socrates and rejecting Plato's dialogues entirely as a source for his teachings. This book, like the History as a whole, is definitely the place to start in trying to make sense of Greek philosophy ...more
Greg Hickey
May 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
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 David
May 18, 2013 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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