Understanding life and death through Plato and Socrates
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Understanding life and death through Plato and Socrates philosophy as a confrontation with eternity by Stuart Weierter

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Eternity,
  • Life,
  • Philosophy

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

StatementStuart Weierter ; with a foreword by Jacob Howland
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBD21 .W365 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25346478M
ISBN 100773428992
ISBN 109780773428997
LC Control Number2012016992

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Socrates consistently is challenging the rest of society, which is the reason for why he is in trouble to begin the piece. I believe the life Socrates lives to be the true good life. Through The Trial and Death of Socrates Plato shows how Socrates is a man who is content with the life that he has lived and does not fear death. Hemlock Poisoning and the Death of Socrates: Did Plato Tell the Truth? Enid Bloch (State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA) This paper will be appearing at greater length in the forthcoming book, The Trial and Execution of Socrates, eds. Thomas C Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith (Oxford University Press, ).   "Conversations with Socrates and Plato" is spiced with wisdom, wit and humor on every page. It presents a perspective of life and social conduct in which consciousness is fundamental, not derived from the atoms and molecules of our physical brain, and in which a deep unity and connectedness between people are factual. For Socrates, and to a significant degree Plato, virtue is obtained through knowledge: “It is from defect of knowledge that men err, when they do err, in their choice of pleasures and pains -.

Shows that the dialogue in Plato's Phaedo is primarily devoted to presenting Socrates' final defense of the philosophical life against the theoretical and political challenge of religion. "That the psychology of its characters is a key to understanding the argument of a Platonic dialogue is a principle effectively applied in this reading of the Phaedo and well supported by the results: in. Much of Western philosophy finds its basis in the thoughts and teachings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. You can’t begin a study of world philosophy without talking about these guys: the Big Three ancient Greek philosophers. Socrates: Athens’ street-corner philosopher Socrates was the big-city philosopher in ancient Athens. Accused and convicted of corrupting the youth, [ ]. While the Phaedo is most famous for its moving portrayal of Socrates death and its arguments for the immortality of the soul, Ahrensdorf argues that the dialogue is primarily devoted to presenting Socrates final defense of the philosophic life against the theoretical and political challenge of religion. Through a careful analysis of both the historical context of the Phaedo and the . Readings of Plato's Apology of Socrates: Defending the Philosophical Life by Vivil Valvik Haraldsen.