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The Death of Socrates

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674026834

Publication Date: 10/15/2007


256 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

18 halftones

Profiles in History

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  • Introduction: The Man Who Drank the Hemlock
  • 1. Socrates’ Philosophy
  • 2. Politics and Society
  • 3. Plato and Others: Who Created the Death of Socrates?
  • 4. “A Greek Chatterbox”: The Death of Socrates in the Roman Empire
  • 5. Pain and Revelation: The Death of Socrates and the Death of Jesus
  • 6. The Apotheosis of Philosophy: From Enlightenment to Revolution
  • 7. Talk, Truth, Totalitarianism: The Problem of Socrates in Modern Times
  • Further Reading
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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