Category: Socrates

Socrates

Title: Socrates Author: Hunter, Gwen Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman Date: 1998 ISBN: 0582718996 This high school textbook examines the Socratic method of seeking wisdom against the background of pre-Socratic philosophy, the historical and political context of Socrates’ trial and his death sentence, and Plato’s four dialogues on the death of Socrates, the Euthyphro, Apology, Crito […]

Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion

Title: Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion: Classics and Contemporary Issues Author: Cahn, Steven Publisher: Oxford University Press Date: 2005 ISBN: 0195171004 This volume presents 10 classical texts of religious philosophy which the authors regard as essential to an introductory course. These include writings by Plato, Anselm, Aquinas, David Humes and William James. […]

Standing up for what you believe in

Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness, Socrates on Self-Confidence (Part 1) Alain de Botton tries out the Socrates approach to philosophy on unsuspecting Athenian pedestrians, and wonders why more people are not willing to stand up for what they believe in.