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Virgin Phlosophers By Paul Strathern

Virgin Phlosophers
by Paul Strathern

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The "Virgin Philosophers Series" covers the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. Author Paul Strathern highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. This title explores the life of Socrates.
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Virgin Phlosophers: Socrates by Paul Strathern

Rather than questioning the world, Socrates believed that we would be better off questioning ourselves. What do we really know? Socrates placed philosophy on a solid foundation of reason, but his insistence upon questioning accepted truths would finally prove his undoing. In 399 BC he was tried by the people of Athens and sentenced to death for impiety. "The Virgin Philosophers Series" covers the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. Author Paul Strathern highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. Containing quotes, insights and anecdotes, the aim of the series is to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general reader.

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Virgin Phlosophers Reviews


'These [books] have changed my life.....They tell you exactly what you want to know and no more.' AA Gill, Sunday Times; 'Well-written, clear and informed' New York Times

About Paul Strathern


Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry.

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GOR005375513
Virgin Phlosophers: Socrates by Paul Strathern
Paul Strathern
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2003-04-10
64
0753507846
9780753507841
N/A
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