A Man for Our Times
As Plutarch observed, Socrates "was the first person to demonstrate that life is open to philosophy at all times, in every part, among all kinds of people, and in every experience and activity." This brilliant biography of Socrates by renowned historian Paul Johnson situates the father of philosophy in the fifth-century BC Athens that he loved, delving into the geopolitics of the time, his service as a soldier, his wide range of acquaintances, and the civic unrest that led to Socrates' trial and death. A fresh and fascinating portrait of the thinker who believed questioning and education were the keys to a virtuous life, this book proves that Socrates is as relevant as ever.
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