Philosophy 101 by Socrates

Philosophy 101 by Socrates

Philosophy means "the love of wisdom." Kreeft uses the dialogues of Socrates in this book to help the reader grow in that love of wisdom.

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898709253

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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The popular author and Boston College philosophy professor, Kreeft, presents this introduction to philosophy to help beginners not only to understand philosophy but to fall in love with it. In his forty years of teaching philosophy, Kreeft says the most effective way to accomplish this purpose is to read Socrates. Philosophy means "the love of wisdom." Kreeft uses the dialogues of Socrates in this book to help the reader grow in that love of wisdom. He says that no master of the art of philosophizing has ever been more simple, clear, and accessible to beginners as Socrates. He focuses on Plato's dialogues, the Apology of Socrates, as a model partner for the reader to dialogue with. Kreeft calls it "the Magna Carta of philosophy," a timeless classic that is "a portable classroom."
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Philosophy 101

Philosophy 101

Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition.

Author: Paul Kleinman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440567681

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 841

Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions! Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would reject. Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition. From Aristotle and Heidegger to free will and metaphysics, Philosophy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining philosophical tidbits, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existentialism, or just want to find out what made Voltaire tick, Philosophy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
Categories: Philosophy

Socrates Children

Socrates  Children

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Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: St Augustine PressInc

ISBN: 1587317869

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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"How is this history of philosophy different from all others? 1. It's neighter very long (like Copleston's twelve-volume tome, which is a clear and helpful reference work but pretty dull reading) nor very short (like many skimpy one-volume summaries) just long enough. 2. It's available in separate volumes but eventually in one complete work (after the four volumes - Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Contemporary - are produced in paperbound editions, a one-volume clothbound will be published). 3. It focuses on the "big ideas" that have influenced present people and present times. 4. It includes relevant biographical data, proportionate to its importance for each thinker. 5. It is not just history but philosophy. Its aim is not merely to record facts (of life or opinion) but to stimulate philosophizing, controversy, argument. 6. It aims above all at understanding, at what the old logic called the "first act of the mind" rather than the third: the thing computers and many "analytic philosophers" cannot understand. 7. It uses ordinary language and logic, not academic jargon or symbolic logic. 8. It is commonsensical (and therefore is sympathetic to commonsense philosophers like Aristotle). 9. It is "existential" in that it sees philosophy as something to be lived and tested"--
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Socrates and Self Knowledge

Socrates and Self Knowledge

The first systematic study of Socrates' interest in selfhood, examining ancient philosophical ideas of what constitutes the self.

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107123304

Category: History

Page: 296

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The first systematic study of Socrates's interest in selfhood, examining ancient philosophical ideas of what constitutes the self.
Categories: History

Socrates Caf

Socrates Caf

This blend of story-telling and philosophy is the account of his experiences in US bookshops, social centres, schools, universities, a church, a prison and other venues.

Author: Christopher Phillips

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 0718830202

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Aiming to return philosophy to the people, where it belongs, Phillips has for years been inviting anyone interested to gather together to discuss philosophical questions. This blend of story-telling and philosophy is the account of his experiences in US bookshops, social centres, schools, universities, a church, a prison and other venues.
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Socrates and the Socratic Schools

Socrates and the Socratic Schools

This hypothesis would only give us the Socrates of Xenophon slightly modified ,
whilst the deeper spring of Socratic ... used for history with extreme CIIAP . V.
canon has been equally approved of for AUTHORITIES FOR HIS PHILOSOPHY .
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Author: Eduard Zeller

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000006727659

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page: 410

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Categories: Philosophy, Ancient

Socrates and the Socratic Schools Newly Translated from the 3d German Ed of Dr E Zeller

Socrates and the Socratic Schools  Newly Translated from the 3d German Ed  of Dr  E  Zeller

This hypothesis would only give us the Socrates of Xenophon slightly modified ,
whilst the deeper spring of Socratic ... used for history with extreme САР . V.
canon has been equally approved of for AUTHORITIES FOR HIS PHILOSOPHY .
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Author: Eduard Zeller

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293102831827

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page: 410

View: 906

Categories: Philosophy, Ancient

The Catholic World Report

The Catholic World Report

Based on an imaginary dialogue between Socrates and the French philosopher
in the afterlife , this witty book is an entertaining and informative exploration of
modern philosophy . SOC04 - P . . . Sewn Softcover , $ 11 . 95 PHILOSOPHY 101
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ISBN: UVA:X030288428

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First Things

First Things

Based on an imaginary dialogue between Socrates and the French philosopher
in the afterlife , this witty book is an entertaining and informative ' exploration of
modern philosophy . SOC04 - P . . . Sewn Softcover , $ 11 . 95 PHILOSOPHY 101
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ISBN: UVA:X030287571

Category: Religion

Page:

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Categories: Religion

New Oxford Review

New Oxford Review

SOCRATES MARX VS PETER KREEFT SOCRATES MEETS MARX THE
FATHER OF PHILOSOPHY CROSS ... ALSO AVAILABLE 179 pp , Sewn
Softcover , $ 11.95 Philosophy 101 by Socrates Meets Machiavelli Socrates The
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ISBN: UVA:X006173894

Category: Church and social problems

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Categories: Church and social problems

Plato and the Socratic Dialogue

Plato and the Socratic Dialogue

Rejecting the usual assumption of a distinct 'Socratic' period in the development of Plato's thought, Kahn regards the earlier works as deliberate preparation for the exposition of Plato's mature philosophy.

Author: Charles H. Kahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521648300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 431

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This book proposes a new paradigm for the interpretation of Plato's early and middle dialogues. Rejecting the usual assumption of a distinct 'Socratic' period in the development of Plato's thought, this view regards the earlier works as deliberate preparation for the exposition of Plato's mature philosophy. Differences between the dialogues do not represent different stages in Plato's own thinking but rather different aspects and moments in the presentation of a new and unfamiliar view of reality. Once the fictional character of the Socratic genre is recognised, there is no reason to regard Plato's early dialogues as representing the philosophy of the historical Socrates. The result is a unified interpretation of all of the dialogues down to the Republic and the Phaedrus.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Art of Living

The Art of Living

Full of original ideas and challenging associations, this work will offer new ways of thinking about the philosophers Nehamas discusses and about the discipline of philosophy itself.

Author: Alexander Nehamas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520925513

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

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For much of its history, philosophy was not merely a theoretical discipline but a way of life, an "art of living." This practical aspect of philosophy has been much less dominant in modernity than it was in ancient Greece and Rome, when philosophers of all stripes kept returning to Socrates as a model for living. The idea of philosophy as an art of living has survived in the works of such major modern authors as Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault. Each of these writers has used philosophical discussion as a means of establishing what a person is and how a worthwhile life is to be lived. In this wide-ranging, brilliantly written account, Alexander Nehamas provides an incisive reevaluation of Socrates' place in the Western philosophical tradition and shows the importance of Socrates for Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault. Why does each of these philosophers—each fundamentally concerned with his own originality—return to Socrates as a model? The answer lies in the irony that characterizes the Socrates we know from the Platonic dialogues. Socratic irony creates a mask that prevents a view of what lies behind. How Socrates led the life he did, what enabled or inspired him, is never made evident. No tenets are proposed. Socrates remains a silent and ambiguous character, forcing readers to come to their own conclusions about the art of life. This, Nehamas shows, is what allowed Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault to return to Socrates as a model without thereby compelling them to imitate him. This highly readable, erudite study argues for the importance of the tradition within Western philosophy that is best described as "the art of living" and casts Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault as the three major modern representatives of this tradition. Full of original ideas and challenging associations, this work will offer new ways of thinking about the philosophers Nehamas discusses and about the discipline of philosophy itself.
Categories: Philosophy

Does Socrates Have a Method

Does Socrates Have a Method

This volume brings together essays by classicists and philosophers examining this controversy anew.

Author: Gary Alan Scott

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 027104649X

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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Although &"the Socratic method&" is commonly understood as a style of pedagogy involving cross-questioning between teacher and student, there has long been debate among scholars of ancient philosophy about how this method as attributed to Socrates should be defined or, indeed, whether Socrates can be said to have used any single, uniform method at all distinctive to his way of philosophizing. This volume brings together essays by classicists and philosophers examining this controversy anew. The point of departure for many of those engaged in the debate has been the identification of Socratic method with &"the elenchus&" as a technique of logical argumentation aimed at refuting an interlocutor, which Gregory Vlastos highlighted in an influential article in 1983. The essays in this volume look again at many of the issues to which Vlastos drew attention but also seek to broaden the discussion well beyond the limits of his formulation. Some contributors question the suitability of the elenchus as a general description of how Socrates engages his interlocutors; others trace the historical origins of the kinds of argumentation Socrates employs; others explore methods in addition to the elenchus that Socrates uses; several propose new ways of thinking about Socratic practices. Eight essays focus on specific dialogues, each examining why Plato has Socrates use the particular methods he does in the context defined by the dialogue. Overall, representing a wide range of approaches in Platonic scholarship, the volume aims to enliven and reorient the debate over Socratic method so as to set a new agenda for future research. Contributors are Hayden W. Ausland, Hugh H. Benson, Thomas C. Brickhouse, Michelle Carpenter, John M. Carvalho, Lloyd P. Gerson, Francisco J. Gonzalez, James H. Lesher, Mark McPherran, Ronald M. Polansky, Gerald A. Press, Fran&çois Renaud, and W. Thomas Schmid, Nicholas D. Smith, P. Christopher Smith, Harold Tarrant, Joanne B. Waugh, and Charles M. Young.
Categories: Philosophy

Philosophy 101

Philosophy 101

This book is different because it is written for students who are not interested in philosophy or who are struggling to understand it.

Author: Max Malikow

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761844171

Category: Philosophy

Page: 60

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'Oh, no, not another philosophy book!' After twenty-six centuries of reflecting and writing, what can be said about philosophy that hasn't already been said? This book is different because it is written for students who are not interested in philosophy or who are struggling to understand it. Professor Malikow makes it easy to understand the sophisticated ideas and profound truths of philosophy by his use of everyday language, analogies, examples, and stories mixed with a bit of humor.
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The Socrates Express

The Socrates Express

In The Socrates Express, Weiner invites us to voyage alongside him on his life-changing pursuit of wisdom and discovery as he attempts to find answers to our most vital questions.

Author: Eric Weiner

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501129018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 441

The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder. Face regrets. Sustain hope. Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and global travel in a pil­grimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world, from Rousseau to Nietzsche, Confucius to Simone Weil. Traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), he journeys thousands of miles, making stops in Athens, Delhi, Wyoming, Coney Island, Frankfurt, and points in between to recon­nect with philosophy’s original purpose: teaching us how to lead wiser, more meaningful lives. From Socrates and ancient Athens to Simone de Beauvoir and twentieth-century Paris, Weiner’s chosen philosophers and places provide important signposts as we navigate today’s chaotic times. In The Socrates Express, Weiner invites us to voyage alongside him on his life-changing pursuit of wisdom and discovery as he attempts to find answers to our most vital questions.
Categories: Philosophy

Akrasia in Greek Philosophy

Akrasia in Greek Philosophy

The 13 contributions of this collective offer new and challenging ways of reading well-known and more neglected texts on akrasia (lack of control, or weakness of will) in Greek philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Plotinus).

Author: Christopher Bobonich

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004156708

Category: Philosophy

Page: 307

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The 13 contributions of this collective offer new and challenging ways of reading well-known and more neglected texts on akrasia (lack of control, or weakness of will) in Greek philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Plotinus).
Categories: Philosophy

Outlines of the History of Greek Philosophy

Outlines of the History of Greek Philosophy

Life and Personality of Socrates . 624 Socrates was born in 470 B.C. ( it is said on
the sixth of Thargelion ) , or , at latest , in the first months of the ... 37 ; Xen , 52 E )
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Author: Eduard Zeller

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001994228A

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page: 363

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Categories: Philosophy, Ancient

Crisis

Crisis

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ISBN: UOM:39015078399519

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Socrates and the Political Community

Socrates and the Political Community

The mathematical philosophy of the city is appropriate for philosophers who must
impose communism on the city, ... Just as the majority forced Socrates to stay in
the Piraeus, it now compels him Communism and Philosophy 101 Socrates' ...

Author: Mary P. Nichols

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887063969

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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This book takes a fresh look at Socrates as he appeared to three ancient writers: Aristophanes, who attacked him for his theoretical studies; Plato, who immortalized him in his dialogues; and Aristotle, who criticized his political views. It addresses the questions of the interrelation of politics and philosophy by looking at Aristophanes’ Clouds, Plato’s Republic, and Book II of Aristotle’s Politics—three sides of a debate on the value of Socrates’ philosophic life. Mary Nichols first discusses the relation between Aristophanes and Plato, showing that the city as Socrates’ place of activity in the Republic resembles the philosophic thinktank mocked in Aristophanes’ Clouds. By representing the extremes of the Republic’s city, Plato shows that the dangers attributed by Aristophanes to the city are actually inherent in political life itself. They were to be moderated by Socratic political philosophy rather than Aristophanean comedy. Nichols concludes by showing how Aristotle addressed the question at issue between Plato and Aristophanes when he founded his political science. Judging Plato’s and Aristophanes’ positions as partial, Nichols argues that Aristotle based his political science on the necessity to philosophy of political involvement and the necessity to politics of philosophical thought.
Categories: Political Science

The Story of Philosophy

The Story of Philosophy

... 97 ; of Diogenes , 101 Socrates ' opinion of Heraclitus , 27 ; Predestination ,
180 treatment of Aristippus , 94 ; meetPriesthood , Egyptian , III ing with Plato ,
108 ; first of great Professor , Greek , 115 philosophical triad , 164 ; his abProof ,
159 ...

Author: Aston Leigh

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094323201

Category: Philosophers

Page: 210

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Categories: Philosophers