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  • Copyright: 2009-09-28
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Socrates presents a compelling case for some life-changing conclusions that follow from a close reading of Socrates' arguments. Offers a highly original study of Socrates and his thought, accessible to contemporary readers Argues that through studying Socrates we can learn practical wisdom to apply to our lives Lovingly crafted with humour, thought-experiments and literary references (from the Iliad to Harry Potter), and with close reading sof key Socratic arguments Aids readers with diagrams to make clear complex arguments

Author Biography

George Rudebusch is Professor of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of Socrates, Pleasure, and Value (1999).

Table of Contents

acknowledgmentsp. ix
translations usedp. xi
introductionp. xii
the ionp. 1
interpreting socratesp. 3
the apologyp. 15
mission from godp. 17
puzzling notorietyp. 30
the protagorasp. 47
braveryp. 49
knowledge rulesp. 62
the lachesp. 75
bravery againp. 77
puzzling pedagogyp. 88
the lysisp. 101
lovep. 103
the euthydemusp. 119
luckp. 121
the menop. 129
desirep. 131
book 1 of the republicp. 141
benevolencep. 143
happinessp. 148
freedomp. 164
the euthyphrop. 171
reverencep. 173
the critop. 185
world religionp. 187
the phaedop. 193
last wordsp. 195
epilogue: Socrates or plato?p. 203
index of passages citedp. 208
general indexp. 214
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