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The Great Philosophers: Socrates

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'If you put me to death,' Socrates warned his Athenian judges, 'you will not easily find anyone to take my place.' So indeed it would prove, a single cup of hemlock robbing the western philosophical tradition of its founding father. Yet Socrates' influence was not so easily to be done away with. His words were lovingly recorded by his devoted disciple Plato, and his teachings have survived for twenty-seven centuries. His sense of education as self-discovery and his view of philosophy as preparation for life have been the stuff of western thought at its best. So completely did Socrates embody these values, he was prepared to die in their defence.

Product code: 9781474616768

ISBN 9781474616768
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H176xW108xS10
On Sale Date 12/01/2021
Series GREAT PHILOSOPHERS
No. Of Pages 80
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
'The unexamined life is not worth living' Socrates
Fascinating account of the founding father of western philosophy - a man prepared to die for his beliefs.