Paul Strathern

Socrates: Philosophy in an Hour

“Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character….I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them….I find them hard to stop reading.”—Richard Bernstein, New York Times. “Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.”—Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal. These brief and enlightening explorations of our greatest thinkers bring their ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensive and interesting to almost everyone. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the philosopher and his work, authoritative and clearly presented.
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    Nicolas Palacioscompartió una citahace 9 meses
    Socrates would seek to clarify the debate by starting from first principles. This meant defining the basic concepts upon which his adversary’s ideas rested, exposing inconsistencies, and particularly pointing out the consequences of such ideas
    Alejandro Casas Ibáñezcompartió una citahace 10 meses
    One thing is certain about the Theory of Forms: neither Socrates nor Plato was the first to think of it.
    Stas Matushevschiicompartió una citahace 5 años
    Anaxagoras first demonstrated these lessons to Socrates – that philosophy was both serious and dangerous. As we shall see, Socrates chose to ignore them. Ignoring the first lesson made him one of the most engaging of all philosophers. Ignoring the second was to cost him his life

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