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
George Rudebusch is Professor of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of Socrates, Pleasure, and Value (1999).
Table of Contents. Introduction. Life. Sources. Method. Interpreting Socrates. Human Excellence and Happiness. Wisdom and Virtue. Knowledge and Belief. Power and Freedom. God and Love. The Philosophical Life