Socrates among Strangers (Paperback)Joseph P. Lawrence (author)
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The institutionalization of philosophy in the modern world has come at the cost of its most vital concern: the achievement of life wisdom. Those who have ceased to grow (those who think they know) close their ears to the wisdom of strangers-and Socrates, who stood face to face with death, is the archetypal stranger. His avowal of ignorance, Lawrence suggests, is more needed than ever in an age defined by technical mastery and expert knowledge.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
"Overall, Socrates Among Strangers is a remarkably engaging and thoughtful portrait of Socrates. Lawrence demonstrates the art of balancing careful scholarship and the recognition that insight emerges in a specific time and place... [it is a] truly unique contribution to the vast literature on Socrates and Plato in English." --Timothy Jussaume, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly