Socrates

The World of Philosophy
Letto da: Lynn Redgrave
Durata: 2 ore e 30 min
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Sintesi dell'editore

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. 

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  • Generale
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  • 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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  • 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.

  • Generale
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  • 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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  • 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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