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Title Socrates Cafe A Fresh Taste of Philosophy
Author Christopher Phillips
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2010-10-18
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0393078825
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A bracing, rollicking read about the spark that ignites when people start asking meaningful questions." —O Magazine Christopher Phillips is a man on a mission: to revive the love of questions that Socrates inspired long ago in ancient Athens. "Like a Johnny Appleseed with a master's degree, Phillips has gallivanted back and forth across America, to cafés and coffee shops, senior centers, assisted-living complexes, prisons, libraries, day-care centers, elementary and high schools, and churches, forming lasting communities of inquiry" (Utne Reader). Phillips not only presents the fundamentals of philosophical thought in this "charming, Philosophy for Dummies-type guide" (USA Today); he also recalls what led him to start his itinerant program and re-creates some of the most invigorating sessions, which come to reveal sometimes surprising, often profound reflections on the meaning of love, friendship, work, growing old, and others among Life's Big Questions. "How to Start Your Own Socrates Café" guide included.

Title Socrates Ironist and Moral Philosopher
Author Gregory Vlastos
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 1991
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 334
ISBN 0801497876
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Trial Of Socrates by Isidor Feinstein Stone

Title The Trial of Socrates
Author Isidor Feinstein Stone
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 1989
Category History
Total Pages 282
ISBN 0385260326
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Combines classical scholarship with techniques of modern investigative journalism in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind the trial and conviction of Athens' most prominent philosopher

Title Conversations of Socrates
Author Xenophon
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2004-02-05
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780141915449
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After the execution of Socrates in 399 BC, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and, in so doing, transformed the great philosopher into a legendary figure. Xenophon's portrait is the only one other than Plato's to survive, and while it offers a very personal interpretation of Socratic thought, it also reveals much about the man and his philosophical views. In 'Socrates' Defence' Xenophon defends his mentor against charges of arrogance made at his trial, while the 'Memoirs of Socrates' also starts with an impassioned plea for the rehabilitation of a wronged reputation. Along with 'The Estate-Manager', a practical economic treatise, and 'The Dinner-Party', a sparkling exploration of love, Xenophon's dialogues offer fascinating insights into the Socratic world and into the intellectual atmosphere and daily life of ancient Greece.

A Companion To Socrates by Sara Ahbel-Rappe

Title A Companion to Socrates
Author Sara Ahbel-Rappe
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2009-05-11
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 533
ISBN 9781405192606
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume presents a survey exploring the profound influence of Socrates on the history of Western philosophy. It also discusses the life of Socrates and key philosophical doctrines associated with him.

Socrates Man And Myth by Anton-Hermann Chroust

Title Socrates Man and Myth
Author Anton-Hermann Chroust
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-08-06
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 348
ISBN 9780429865886
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The purpose of this book, first published in 1957, is to make a critical analysis of the controversial Socratic problem. The Socratic issue owes its paramount difficulty not only to the status of available source materials, but also to the diversity of opinion as to the proper use of these materials. This volume offers a new approach to the problem, and a starting point to further investigations.

The Unknown Socrates by William Musgrave Calder

Title The Unknown Socrates
Author William Musgrave Calder
Publisher Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Release Date 2002
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0865164983
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Socrates (469-399 BC) is one of history's most enigmatic figures. Our knowledge of him comes to us second-hand, primarily from the philosopher Plato, who was Socrates' most gifted student, and from the historian and sometime-philosopher Xenophon, who counted himself as a member of Socrates' inner circle of friends. We also hear of Socrates in one comic play produced during his lifetime (Aristophanes' Clouds) and in passing from the philosopher Aristotle, a student of Plato. Socrates is a figure of enduring interest. He is often considered the father of Western Philosophy, yet the four most famous accounts we have of him present a contradictory, confusing picture. Just who was Socrates? A brilliant philosopher, at times confounding and infuriating, morally serious and yet ironic; the ever-worldly man, sometime mystic, and uncommon martyr depicted by Plato? Or did Plato conflate Socrates' views with his own startling genius, as Aristotle suggests? Was So rates instead the less impressive, more mundane man whose commonsense impressed the laconic Xenophon? Or was Socrates the charlatan, the long-winded phony of Aristophanes' play? The Socratic works of Diogenes Laertius (3rd century AD), Libanius (AD 314 -- c. 393), Maximus of 'Tyre (2nd century AD), and Apuleius (born c. AD 125) add important dimensions to the portrait of Socrates: Diogenes Laertius' Life of Socrates emphasizes Socrates' deep ethical nature and his extraordinary personality; Libanius' Apology of Socrates is based on sources now lost to us; Maximus of Tyre's Whether Socrates Did the Right Thing When He Did Not Defend Himself makes the star ling claim (against testimony of Plato and Xenophon) that Socrates never spoke athis own trial; from Apuleius' On the God of Socrates we hear at length of Socrates' infamous daimonion: the "divine sign" only mentioned elsewhere, the sign that warned Socrates against certain courses of action. In short, from these four texts we are reintroduced to Socrates, and new wrinkles are added to an already intriguing historical figure.

Title Socrates and Aristophanes
Author Leo Strauss
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 1980
Category Drama
Total Pages 321
ISBN 0226777197
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In one of his last books, Socrates and Aristophanes, Leo Strauss's examines the confrontation between Socrates and Aristophanes in Aristophanes' comedies. Looking at eleven plays, Strauss shows that this confrontation is essentially one between poetry and philosophy, and that poetry emerges as an autonomous wisdom capable of rivaling philosophy. "Strauss gives us an impressive addition to his life's work—the recovery of the Great Tradition in political philosophy. The problem the book proposes centers formally upon Socrates. As is typical of Strauss, he raises profound issues with great courage. . . . [He addresses] a problem that has been inherent in Western life ever since [Socrates'] execution: the tension between reason and religion. . . . Thus, we come to Aristophanes, the great comic poet, and his attack on Socrates in the play The Clouds. . . [Strauss] translates it into the basic problem of the relation between poetry and philosophy, and resolves this by an analysis of the function of comedy in the life of the city." —Stanley Parry, National Review

The Socrates Express by Eric Weiner

Title The Socrates Express
Author Eric Weiner
Publisher Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Release Date 2020-08-25
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781501129018
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder. Face regrets. Sustain hope. Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and global travel in a pil­grimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world, from Rousseau to Nietzsche, Confucius to Simone Weil. Traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), he journeys thousands of miles, making stops in Athens, Delhi, Wyoming, Coney Island, Frankfurt, and points in between to recon­nect with philosophy’s original purpose: teaching us how to lead wiser, more meaningful lives. From Socrates and ancient Athens to Simone de Beauvoir and twentieth-century Paris, Weiner’s chosen philosophers and places provide important signposts as we navigate today’s chaotic times. In The Socrates Express, Weiner invites us to voyage alongside him on his life-changing pursuit of wisdom and discovery as he attempts to find answers to our most vital questions.

Title Socrates Greek Philosopher
Author Lisa Zamosky
Publisher Teacher Created Materials
Release Date 2007-01-05
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9780743904353
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher who helped shape Greek beliefs. Readers will find out how Socrates' ideas and beliefs can still be found today in this captivating biography that features vivid images, easy-to-read text, a glossary, index, and table of contents. The stunning facts will have children enthralled as they learn about Socrates' influence on the world around him as well as ancient philosophy, Alexander the Great, Athens, Pericles, and the Acropolis.

Socrates by Sarah Kofman

Title Socrates
Author Sarah Kofman
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 1998
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 296
ISBN 080143551X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Socrates is an flusive figure, Sarah Kofman asserts, and he is necessarily so since he did not write or directly state his beliefs. Kofman suggests that Socrates' avowal of ignorance was meant to be ironic. Later philosophers who interpreted his text invariably resisted the profoundly ironic character of his way of life and diverged widely in their interpretations of him. Kofman focuses especially on the views of Plato, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche.

Title The Last Days of Socrates
Author Plato
Publisher Penguin Classics
Release Date 2003
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0140449280
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents a dramatization of the trial and death of Greek philosopher Socrates, written by his student and friend, Plato.

Socrates In The Cave by Paul J. Diduch

Title Socrates in the Cave
Author Paul J. Diduch
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2018-05-17
Category Political Science
Total Pages 347
ISBN 9783319768311
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book addresses the problem of fully explaining Socrates’ motives for philosophic interlocution in Plato’s dialogues. Why, for instance, does Socrates talk to many philosophically immature and seemingly incapable interlocutors? Are his motives in these cases moral, prudential, erotic, pedagogic, or intellectual? In any one case, can Socrates’ reasons for engaging an unlikely interlocutor be explained fully on the grounds of intellectual self-interest (i.e., the promise of advancing his own wisdom)? Or does his activity, including his self-presentation and staging of his death, require additional motives for adequate explanation? Finally, how, if at all, does our conception of Socrates’ motives help illuminate our understanding of the life of reason as Plato presents it? By inviting a multitude of authors to contribute their thoughts on these question—all of whom share a commitment to close reading, but by no means agree on the meaning of Plato’s dialogues—this book provides the reader with an excellent map of the terrain of these problems and aims to help the student of Plato clarify the tensions involved, showing especially how each major stance on Socrates entails problematic assumptions that prompt further critical reflection.

Socrates by Richard Bowen

Title Socrates
Author Richard Bowen
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-10-21
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781422289778
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates' ideas on how people should discuss, think about, and solve complicated problems have influenced centuries of thinkers in politics, law, and philosophy. The modern world would be very different without Socrates' method of asking questions about a problem to find the solution. Socrates' thinking has shaped modern science, government, and education, as well as many other parts of everyday life. Learn the story of one of the most important philosophical thinkers of all time in Socrates: Greek Philosopher.

Socrates Meets Jesus by Peter Kreeft

Title Socrates Meets Jesus
Author Peter Kreeft
Publisher IVP Books
Release Date 2002-02-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 182
ISBN 0830823387
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What would happen if Socrates--yes, the Socrates of ancient Athens--suddenly showed up on the campus of a major university and enrolled in its divinity school? What would he think of human progress since his day? How would he react to our values? To our culture? And what would he think of Jesus? Peter Kreeft, Christian philosopher and longtime admirer of the historic Socrates, imagines the result. In this drama Socrates meets such fellow students as Bertha Broadmind, Thomas Keptic and Molly Mooney. Throughout, Kreeft weaves an intriguing web as he brings Socrates closer and closer to a meeting with Jesus. Here is a startling and provocative portrayal of reason in search of truth. In a new introduction to this revised edition, Kreeft also highlights the inspiration for this book and the key questions of truth and faith it addresses.

Socrates And Athens by David M. Johnson

Title Socrates and Athens
Author David M. Johnson
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2011-03-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 158
ISBN 9780521757485
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Socrates is one of the ancient Greeks that everyone has heard of. He is responsible, more than any other individual, for adding a new urgency and vigour to the fundamental questions we ask about our own lives. Socrates, it turns out, was always rather mysterious, and intentionally so. He was more interested in making people think than in telling them what to think. Part of the Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts series, this book helps readers to discover the original Socrates.

From Socrates To Sartre by T. Z. Lavine

Title From Socrates to Sartre
Author T. Z. Lavine
Publisher Bantam
Release Date 1984
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 426
ISBN 0553251619
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Surveys the essential features, schools, systems, and developments in Western philosophy

The Best Of Socrates by William Hackett

Title The Best of Socrates
Author William Hackett
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-05-28
Category
Total Pages 98
ISBN 1533517428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Learn the Fundamental Philosophies from Socrates, the Famous Ancient Greek Philosopher Update: 3rd Edition on Sept 19, 2016 - With Added Content! Get it Now Before the Price Increases! ~BONUS RIGHT AFTER THE CONCLUSION - ACT NOW BEFORE GONE! You've come to the right place to learn about Life & Philosophy Socrates is perhaps the most celebrated of all ancient philosophers. Credited as a founder father of Western philosophy, he is well known for his dialogues with his students and for thinking in terms of ethics and morals. He was also the mentor of other famous Greek philosophers, such as Plato and Xenophon. Socrates was an honest thinker that wanted his students to think of the answers themselves, instead of having the teacher provide the solution. He was also a strong advocate of justice. He took his last stand by accepting Athenian law of being sentenced to death, instead of fleeing for his life. Socrates is truly a remarkable human being worth examining. In this book, we will discover who Socrates was, what he stood for, and the lessons the taught us throughout his life time. His concepts of virtues will be discussed in full detail, and his best theories will be explained once and for all. Here's a Preview of What You Will Learn * What made Socrates different from other philosophers of his time? * Why did other philosophers oppose him? * How Greek law influenced Socrates' thinking * The Socratic Method explained * Why is an unexamined life not worth living? * and much much more! DOWNLOAD NOW! Scroll up to Buy with One-Click!

Socrates In Love by Armand D’Angour

Title Socrates in Love
Author Armand D’Angour
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2019-03-07
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781408883907
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become the first and greatest of philosophers Socrates: the philosopher whose questioning gave birth to the ideas of Western thought, and whose execution marked the end of the Athenian Golden Age. Yet despite his pre-eminence among the great thinkers of history, little of his life story is known. What we know tends to begin in his middle age and end with his trial and death. Our conception of Socrates has relied upon Plato and Xenophon – men who met him when he was in his fifties and a well-known figure in war-torn Athens. There is mystery at the heart of Socrates' story: what turned the young Socrates into a philosopher? What drove him to pursue with such persistence, at the cost of social acceptance and ultimately of his life, a whole new way of thinking about the meaning of existence? In this revisionist biography, Armand D'Angour draws on neglected sources to explore the passions and motivations of young Socrates, showing how love transformed him into the philosopher he was to become. What emerges is the figure of Socrates as never previously portrayed: a heroic warrior, an athletic wrestler and dancer – and a passionate lover. Socrates in Love sheds new light on the formative journey of the philosopher, finally revealing the identity of the woman who Socrates claimed inspired him to develop ideas that have captivated thinkers for 2,500 years.

Socrates Against Athens by James A. Colaiaco

Title Socrates Against Athens
Author James A. Colaiaco
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2001
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 266
ISBN 0415926548
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With valuable historical and cultural descriptions of Socrates' Athens, James Colaiaco evokes the scene and sense of the great philosopher's trial. Socrates against Athens explores both sides of the tragic collision of values between the philosopher and the state, engaging the fundamental question of whether philosophy and politics are compatible. The complexity and significance of the trial is illuminated through discussion of such important elements as the nature of Athenian democracy, the polis ideal, Greek shame culture, Athenian religion, civil disobedience, and Socrates' rejection of politics.