if strathern could just leave out his opinions and give his reader the substance of the life and works of his subjects this series would have been consistent and worthy as it is, i still recommend reading these summary books value can be found within but keep the salt shaker handy for drying out the writer s opinions and world view from the details about the subjects works life. An okay review of Socrates Obviously not in depth it is supposed only take 90 minutes of your time The thing that bugged me is that Strathern could not seem to just present facts to let me make up my own mind about Socrates and philosophy I realize that it is impossible for a person to be completely unbiased We all see the world through our own lens of experience and belief But I felt like Strathern could at least have been a LITTLE better at presenting information without his own bias getting in the way I might pick up some of the series just to get an overview on philosophers I m not very familiar with Maybe he ll be a little objective in another book A Century After It Had Begun, Philosophy Entered Its Greatest Age With The Appearance Of Socrates, Who Spent So Much Of His Time Talking About Philosophy On The Streets Of Athens That He Never Got Around To Writing Anything Down His Method Of Aggressive Questioning, Called Dialectic, Was The Forerunner Of Logic He Used It To Cut Through The Twaddle Of His Adversaries And Arrive At The Truth Rather Than Questioning The World, He Believed, We Would Be Better Off Questioning [ read Online Socrates in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes) è adaptations PDF ] by Paul Strathern ✓ Ourselves Socrates Placed Philosophy On The Sound Basis Of Reason He Saw The World As Not Accessible To Our Senses, Only To Thought Finally Charged With Impiety And The Corruption Of Youth, He Was Tried And Sentenced To Death And Ended His Life By Drinking The Judicial Hemlock In Socrates In Minutes, Paul Strathern Offers A Concise, Expert Account Of Socrates Life And Ideas, And Explains Their Influence On Man S Struggle To Understand His Existence In The World The Book Also Includes Selections From Socrates Observations A Brief List Of Suggested Reading For Those Who Wish To Push Further And Chronologies That Place Socrates Within His Own Age And In The Broader Scheme Of Philosophy . I learned nothing new about Socrates here while being constantly harangued by the author s dislike of religion, including at one point claiming human sacrifice is the product of advanced religion I was planning on listening to a few of these 90 Minutes booklets, but maybe I won t The author s biases and his style are just too off putting. Early on, Strathern dares the reader to be skeptical of Socrates standing at the foundation of Western philosophy Strathern writes that Parmenides view that this world was an illusion had a negative effect on Socrates and his successor Plato and that the unscientific indeed, antiscientific attitude that developed wtih Socrates was to cast a blight on philosophy for centuries to come Then Strathern switches direction and argues that Socrates method of analyzing a subject was the first significant use of reason for its own sake in philosophy His dialectic advanced from particular examples to those of general application, finally arriving at the universal truth Socrates showed us how to use reason But at the same time he limited our vision of where to use it Even with that qualification, the reader is left with the impression that Socrates reaso Ä Socrates in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes) ñ Obviously, by a title like that, one might reasonably judge that the book does not contain high intellectual content, and by the fact that I have read it, one might reasonably judge that neither does my brain But I figure that although a little knowledge is dangerous, it s only by little bits that one is likely to acquire much So I m content, especially in my superannuated state, to take my feeble little steps forward I kind of like Socrates his independence, his humor, his courage, and some of his ideas Strathernnot so much Considering his complete dismissal of any Hebrew contributions to global pre Socratic thought and his contempt for any Christian thought A. D and pretty much any deistic notions at all, really. Reader was good.
Hayat m al rsan z, sizlere Tanr taraf ndan adeta terbiye edici bir ara gibi sunulan daha iyi birini bulamayacaks n z Uyuklayan n sine e vurdu u gibi vuruyorsunuz bana, geriye kalan hayat n z uyuyarak ge irmek i in Sokrates e giri niteli inde erezlik bir kitap. . 90.
About The Author
Paul Strathern born 1940 is a British writer and academic He was born in London, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, after which he served in the Merchant Navy over a period of two years He then lived on a Greek island In 1966 he travelled overland to India and the Himalayas His novel A Season in Abyssinia won a Somerset Maugham Award in 1972.Besides five novels, he has also written nume