Socrates

Socrates

A Very Short Introduction

Book - 2000
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Oxford University Press
In this book, Christopher Taylor explores the relationship between the historical Socrates and the engaging and infuriating figure who appears in Plato's dialogues, and examines the enduring image of Socrates as the ideal exemplar of the philosophic life--a thinker whose moral and intellectual integrity permeated every detail of his life, even in the face of betrayal and execution by his fellow Athenians.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780192854124
0192854127
Branch Call Number: 183.2 SOCRA TAYLO
Characteristics: 122 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm

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