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Published: 22 August 2019

160 Pages | 9 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198835981

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Socrates: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

C.C.W. Taylor

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduces the life and philosophy of Socrates, whose work has played a central role in shaping Western philosophical thinking for centuries
  • Includes a new chapter analysing the reception and influence of Socrates in 19th and 20th century philosophical thought
  • New edition includes an extensively updated bibliography
  • Examines what we can deduce about Socrates from the writings of his contemporaries (as he himself left none)
  • Traces the reception and influence of his thought to the modern day
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide