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Socrates was the first great philosopher of the West. Though he left no written works, there were many accounts of his life and philosophy. Socrates was an eccentric who went about Athens in bare feet and tattered clothes engaging people in philosophical conversations and exposing the contradictions in their claims of knowledge. Socrates himself never claimed definitive knowledge, but he made enemies among those he refuted and embarrassed with his persistent questioning. While deeply interested in self-knowledge and virtue, Socrates believed that we cannot definitively establish truth or absolute knowledge, that we can only refute wrong thinking. When he was sentenced to death for impiety, Socrates bravely accepted the rule of law rather than lie about his views. His methods have set timeless standards for the relentless pursuit of truth.

The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life. 

©1995 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. / Knowledge Products

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Dan
  • 18/01/2010

Good book-poor narration

The book by A.E. Taylor is worth the listen. However the narration leaves a little to be desired.

In the first hour of this audiobook the narrator stumbles over a few words. At one point an airplane flies overhead which is clearly discernible on the recording. The narration also either has an echo or the recording took place where there was a crowd in close proximity.

Again the material of the book is top-shelf but the narration could have been better.

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  • Generale
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  • Douglas
  • 26/02/2013

Interesting Study

of the historical Socrates and his philosophy. Using mainly the accounts of Aristotle and the early dialogues of Plato, Taylor teases out the character and teachings of the real Socrates. A brief but worthwhile work for the student of philosophy and philosophers.

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  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Incognito
  • 27/07/2009

too bad....

this guy's voice is so affected...the material could be interesting, but the reader just spoils it for me.

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  • Generale
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  • Brian Thurm
  • 02/03/2021

Excellent Overview

Concise, well explored, deep, and well produced. Narration is fantastic and eloquent. The brevity in general was written with what feels like great discipline to help produce a solid audiobook.

  • Generale
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  • Deborah A. Landry
  • 17/12/2020

Socrates put in context

The narrator Lynn Redgrave convinced me to download this free audible book.
I am so appreciative that I did so!
Framed by her wonderful narration and the somewhat funnily stereotypically accented quotes at the end, this is a wonderful survey summation of the “essential” Socrates, inspiring me to want more!
Thank you Audible for including this in my subscription!

  • Generale
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  • alexander
  • 09/11/2020

Wow

Such a well presented discussion of Socrates and in general a very well done audio

  • Generale
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  • rodney kelsey
  • 01/11/2020

exhilarating and inspirational

most inspirational most thoughtful and insightful to intellectually hearing and study retuning again and again

  • Generale
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  • Nicholas
  • 17/04/2013

Good info

If you could sum up Socrates in three words, what would they be?

I didnt know much about socrates so it was worth the listen just to gain the basic knowledge about him. Cant say it was super duper engaging but I'm glad I listened. Cant say that for all the books I've listened to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04/05/2017

It was a good book. more about cynicism is better.

I have seen not to many books that cover the story about CYNICISM. I would like to suggest that the subject is needed as we live in a age where one can fall into the trap of cynics territory. People are also confused about the way people act and can actually think a person is cynical in this fast moving age when they are not. Please help people become aware of this fact.

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