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The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates - Bloomsbury Companions (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 06/12/2012
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Socrates, the largely enigmatic Greek thinker, is universally considered to have laid the foundations of western philosophy. His philosophy, available to us through the early dialogues of Plato and the writings of his contemporaries, has had a remarkably enduring influence on virtually every area of philosophical enterprise. This comprehensive and accessible guide to Socrates life and death, character and philosophical concerns, features thirteen specially commissioned sections, written by a team of leading experts in the field of ancient philosophy, covering every aspect of Socratic thought. The Companion presents a comprehensive overview of the various features, themes and topics apparent in Socrates' thought, including Socratic irony, metaphysics, epistemology, happiness, virtue, moral psychology, philosophy of love, political philosophy, and religious belief. It concludes with a thoroughly comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources. This is an essential reference tool for anyone working in the field of ancient philosophy.

Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781441112842
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 812 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The excellent opening essay by Robin Waterfield will prove essential reading for students of the historical Socrates. Several other essays provide significant correctives to older approaches and indicate fruitful directions for further exploration. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through graduate students; general readers. -- A.P. Johnson, Lee University * CHOICE *
This new companion to Socrates will be very welcome to scholars. The book aims "to assemble a comprehensive guide to the main issues engaged in the philosophy of Socrates". These essays fulfill that aim admirably ... [and] is an excellent volume on Socratic philosophy for advanced readers. -- Peter Aronoff, Trinity School, USA * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *

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