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The Resource Socrates : a man for our times, Paul Johnson

Socrates : a man for our times, Paul Johnson

Label
Socrates : a man for our times
Title
Socrates
Title remainder
a man for our times
Statement of responsibility
Paul Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Socrates is often called the father of philosophy. Yet he left no writings, so what we know of his life and ideas comes from the works of his contemporaries. Socrates taught--and strove to embody--that how each of us chooses to live and die has great meaning. By constantly examining one's life and actions, a philosophy of ethics is born. As Plutarch observed, "He was the first person to demonstrate that life is open to philosophy at all times, in every part, among all kinds of people, and in every experience and activity." In this biography, historian Paul Johnson situates Socrates in the life of fifth-century B.C. Athens, and his wide range of acquaintances, from the local grocer to the leading politicians, dramatists, and scholars. By studying his life and times, we benefit from his philosophy, for as Cicero said, "Socrates was the first to call Philosophy down from the skies ... and introduce her into people's homes, and force her to investigate ordinary life, ethics, good and evil."--From publisher description
Summary
Illuminates key tenets in the influential philosopher's beliefs through the story of his life, tracing his middle-class existence against a backdrop of fifth century B.C. Athens while sharing analyses of specific aspects of his personality
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10016268
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
183/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
B317
LC item number
.J65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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a man for our times
Label
Socrates : a man for our times, Paul Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living man and ventriloquist's doll -- The ugly joker with the gift for happiness -- Socrates and the climax of Athenian optimism -- Socrates the philosophical genius -- Socrates and justice -- The demoralization of Athens and the death of Socrates -- Socrates and philosophy personified
Control code
21018276
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 208 pages
Isbn
9780670023035
Lccn
2011019767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780670023035
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn707969081
  • (OCoLC)707969081
Label
Socrates : a man for our times, Paul Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living man and ventriloquist's doll -- The ugly joker with the gift for happiness -- Socrates and the climax of Athenian optimism -- Socrates the philosophical genius -- Socrates and justice -- The demoralization of Athens and the death of Socrates -- Socrates and philosophy personified
Control code
21018276
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 208 pages
Isbn
9780670023035
Lccn
2011019767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780670023035
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn707969081
  • (OCoLC)707969081

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