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The Ideas of Socrates (Continuum Studies in Ancient Philosophy)

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Published by Continuum International Publishing Group .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ancient Greek & Roman philosophy,
  • Philosophy,
  • History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical,
  • Philosophy, Ancient,
  • Plato,
  • Socrates

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8169674M
    ISBN 10082649451X
    ISBN 109780826494511


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The Ideas of Socrates (Continuum Studies in Ancient Philosophy) by Matthew S. Linck Download PDF EPUB FB2

This supreme good, thought Socrates, is virtue. Virtue is defined as moral excellence, and an individual is considered virtuous if their character is made up of the moral qualities that are accepted as virtues. In Ancient Greece commonly accepted virtues included courage, temperance, prudence, and justice.

In this book, Christopher Taylor explores the relationship between the historical Socrates and the Platonic character, 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.

Socrates’ best-known ideas and thoughts Exactly when Socrates began thinking deeply about life and morality is unknown. Accounts and dialogues from his students mostly transport us to a time when Socrates was a relatively old man.

His thoughts were usually geared towards the pursuit of ethics and value-laden life. Eric Weiner is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Geography of Bliss and The Geography of Genius, as well as the critically acclaimed Man Seeks God and, his latest book, The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers.

A former foreign correspondent for NPR, he has reported from more than three dozen countries. Socrates returns to the subject of poetry and imitative art.

Imitation is three steps from the Forms and truth. Artists seem to create things, but they really only create poor copies of the Ideas. Art imitates the specifics, but not the universal and ideal.

An artist who paints a picture of a bed only makes a copy of a copy of the Idea or Form. The Republic Summary: Book II, a–c Socrates believes he has adequately responded to Thrasymachus and is through with the discussion of justice, but the others are not satisfied with the conclusion they have reached.

Glaucon, one of Socrates’s. Socrates says a philosopher loves truth, not just the appearance of truth, or the appearance of beauty. The concept of the philosopher-king dominates the remainder of the Republic.

Socrates is careful to distinguish true philosophers from those philosophers that are familiar to his audience, whom he describes as aesthetes, mere lovers of. Socrates Socrates and his ideas Born BC, in Athens, the son of Sophroniscus, a sculptor, and Phaenarete, a midwife, Socrates was reportedly short and unattractive, but extremely hardy and self-controlled.

He was to live till BC. Two of his younger students, the historian Xenophon and the philosopher Plato, recorded the most significant accounts of Socrates’ life and philosophy.

For both, the Socrates that appears bears the. I picked up this book to better understand Greek Philosophy in context with the Sophists, Pre-Socratic thinkers and Plato/Aristotle.

Short but insightful read detailing the ideas and methods of Socratic avenues of thought/questioning illustrated by Plato's Dialogues/5(7). Socrates wrote nothing, but he talked. And in doing so, to the Athenians he represented somehow or other a deep and abiding threat.

Of all the subversive characters of the end of the Fifth Century – and there were many of them, politicians, thinkers, tragedians, comic writers –. This book is considered as 1st book which contains ideas of Realism. Socrates’ Theory of Knowledge. Before Socrates, scholars were engaged in understanding the physical, chemical and biological properties of life.

Socrates believed that it is not enough to know what constitutes life, rather it is more important to know what constitutes. Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher, one of the three greatest figures of the ancient period of Western philosophy (the others were Plato and Aristotle), who lived in Athens in the 5th century BCE.A legendary figure even in his own time, he was admired by his followers for his integrity, his self-mastery, his profound philosophical insight, and his great argumentative skill.

The Socrates Express is a fun, sharp book that draws readers in with its apparent simplicity and bubble-gum philosophy approach and gradually pulls them in. Books shelved as socrates: The Trial and Death of Socrates (Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo by Plato, The Republic by Plato, Apology by Plato, The Symp.

What one truly knows is the dictates of one's conscience or soul: these ideas form the philosophy of the Socratic Paradox. Socrates' ethical intellectualism has an eudaemological character.

Socrates presupposes reason is essential for the good life. One's true. The eminent philosopher and classical scholar Alexander Nehamas presents here a collection of his most important essays on Plato and Socrates.

The papers are unified in theme by the idea that Plato's central philosophical concern in metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics was to distinguish the authentic from the fake, the original from its imitations. In Book X of our dialogue, Socrates will argue Platonic theory, or conjecture — questions of probability.

We are now ready for Book X of the present dialogue, which presents Plato's view of the arts and Plato's theory of the immortality of the soul.

Glossary. It gives an idea of on what reasons did Socrates base his decision not to use the chance of escaping his "lawful" death and to submit to it. Gives a general idea of Socrates' point of view on law.

Reads just under 15 minutes. Read more. Report abuse. Mar Nezzo. out of 5 s:   I hadn’t expected Socrates to appear in a book titled, Personal Connections in the Digital Age. But there he was, on page The author, Nancy Baym, was quoting one of his famous dialogs in The Phaedrus, from about BC.

He was telling a story about the invention of writing, and I was surp. Starting with the seminal ideas of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, it looks through the centuries that follow, introducing each of the thinkers it discusses with generous quotations from their works. Along those lines, and I mentioned it in my own post on here, Michel Foucault's reading of the three Plato texts you mention, in 'The Courage of Truth' are impeccable in terms of refining a systematic approach to thinking about both Socrates' philosophical system as well as the actual practice of developing such 'ideas'.

Socrates - Socrates - Plato: Plato, unlike Xenophon, is generally regarded as a philosopher of the highest order of originality and depth.

According to some scholars, his philosophical skills made him far better able than Xenophon was to understand Socrates and therefore more valuable a source of information about him.

The contrary view is that Plato’s originality and vision as a philosopher. Socrates rebelled against this convention, by developing a system of true free-speech through his dialogue. Athens was uneasy was this, but he spoke his mind anyway (and ultimately paid the price for it).

He was way ahead of his time in standing-up for the free expression of ideas – something that remains a cornerstone of democratic society.

Socrates wrote none of his own thoughts and activities down, leaving that to his associates. Plato is Socrates's most famous chronicler. Xenophon is another great chronicler of the life and ideas of Socrates, though his history of Socrates' activities is widely considered less reliable, poorly written and overall less interesting.

By Van Bryan I originally thought of this article idea some time ago. I remember standing in the basement of Strands bookstore and pulling a book off the shelf at random in the history/ philosophy section.

It was an introduction to Socratic thought and the life of Socrates. Sounds good to me. Polermarchus invites Socrates to his home, eager for the conversation.

The son of Cephalus, Polermarchus cherishes very common ideas. In Book I he suggests that justice is giving each man that which he deserves.

Socrates, Book 10 Socrates's praise of Homer in this passage is understandable, considering the epic poet's universal recognition and cultural authority among the ancient Greeks. As for the tragic poets, Athens in particular fostered tragedy, with elaborate annual festivals serving as.

Book I While visiting the Piraeus with Glaucon, Polemarchus tells Socrates to join him for a romp. Socrates then asks Cephalus, Polemarchus, and Thrasymachus their definitions of justice.

Cephalus defines justice as giving what is owed. Summary and Analysis Book V: Section II Summary. Socrates now turns his attention to the question as to whether such a class as the Guardians would answer is yes; we agree that the Guardians must defend the state, and we agree that the men and women and children of this class are to attain equality through nurture and education.

Socrates on Philosopher-Kings The idea of rulers becoming philosophers or philosophers becom - ing rulers is introduced by Socrates as a condition for the possibility of the ideal constitution he has been describing up through book V and thus as the paradoxical proposal on which the other two depend.

Socrates proceeds to speak graciously with the elderly Cephalus, introducing what may be an implicit theme of the book: a possible contrast of deference and respect for tradition with the a priori, rational approach of philosophical argumentation.

Soc asks for a. Socrates's death in BCE has figured largely in our world ever since, shaping how we think about heroism and celebrity, religion and family life, state control and individual freedom, the distance of intellectual life from daily activity -- many of the key coordinates of Western culture.

In this book, Emily Wilson analyzes the enormous and enduring power the trial and death of Socrates has.

Socrates in love: how the ideas of this woman are at the root of Western philosophy In my book I present the evidence to show that “Diotima” is in fact a thinly-veiled disguise for Aspasia. (?– bc). Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher. He is respected as a brilliant thinker and teacher with a great thirst for knowledge.

Along with two other Greek philosophers, Aristotle and Plato, Socrates is remembered for developing ideas and thoughts that. Going back to the study of numbers, Socrates wants to consider the idea of the number one. He asks whether the number one will make people think or not. The group agrees that it will make people think because, as a concept, it is kind of contradictory: it can represent a single thing, but it can also be used to describe a single multitude of.

The Great Thinkers is a collection of some of the most important ideas of Eastern and Western culture - drawn from the works of those philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, artists and novelists whom we believe have the most to offer to us today.

We've worked hard to make the thinkers in this book clear, relevant and charming, mining. - Socrates thought is (thought to be) reflected in the “early” dialogues, such as Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito, and in the first book of Republic.

In other Platonic dialogues, Plato uses the character of Socrates to advance his own views. The difference between their methods and beliefs is. How Socrates Became Socrates Book Review: "Laurence Lampert is well-known for philosophical studies on Nietzsche, Plato, and Leo Strauss.

His work is animated by the notion that Nietzsche is the key figure in Strauss's thought and that Strauss is a Nietzschean in disguise. Socrates says in book six, “Truthfulness; that is to say they must never willingly tolerate falsehood in any form.

On the contrary, they must hate it and have a natural affection for the truth.” Socrates claims that people must speak the truth in every situation and falsehood leads to injustice.

According to Socrates, he believes that people may be looking for happiness in all the wrong places. Therefore, in this essay, I explained the aforementioned idea of Socrates’s view of happiness as I believed that virtue and wisdom are absolutely necessary for the true concept of happiness through including evidence from Plato’s Apology.Explain the philosophical ideas of Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates.

Discuss their contribution to the field of psychology. Discuss the works of Copernicus & Galileo. What was their contribution to the emerging field of psychology? Explain the work of Binet and Galton. How did these individual impact the development of the field of psychology?Plato was one of the most important classical Greek lived from BC to BC.

A wealthy man, he owned at least 50 slaves and created the first university school, called "The Academy". Plato was a student of Socrates (who did not write) and the teacher of Aristotle, who founded another university, known as the wrote about many ideas in philosophy that are still.