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Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate Collection

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Socrates books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Socrates: The Best of Socrates: The Founding Philosophies of Ethics, Virtues & Life (2016)

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate CollectionUpdated 3rd Edition – With Added Content! Get it Now Before the Price Increases! Socrates is perhaps the most celebrated of all ancient philosophers. Credited as a founder father of Western philosophy, he is well known for his dialogues with his students and for thinking in terms of ethics and morals. He was also the mentor of other famous Greek philosophers, such as Plato and Xenophon. Socrates was an honest thinker that wanted his students to think of the answers themselves, instead of having the teacher provide the solution. He was also a strong advocate of…
Author(s): William Hackett

2. The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin Classics) (2003)

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe trial and death of Socrates (469-399 BCE) have almost as central a place in Western consciousness as the trial and death of Jesus. In four superb dialogues, Plato provides the classic account. Euthyphro finds Socrates outside the court-house, debating the nature of piety, while the Apology is his robust rebuttal of the charges of impiety and a defence of the philosopher’s life. In the Crito, while awaiting execution in prison, Socrates counters the arguments of friends urging him to escape. Finally, in the Phaedo, he is shown calmly confident in…
Author(s): Plato , Harold Tarrant, et al.

3. The Trial and Death of Socrates (2000)

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe third edition of The Trial and Death of Socrates presents G. M. A. Grube’s distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with a Select Bibliography. #15,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #11 in Philosophy History & Survey #17 in History of Philosophy #14 in Ancient Greek History (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Plato , John M. Cooper, et al.

4. Conversations of Socrates (Penguin Classics) (1990)

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate CollectionAfter the execution of Socrates in 399 BC, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and, in so doing, transformed the great philosopher into a legendary figure. Xenophon’s portrait is the only one other than Plato’s to survive, and while it offers a very personal interpretation of Socratic thought, it also reveals much about the man and his philosophical views. In ‘Socrates’ Defence’ Xenophon defends his mentor against charges of arrogance made at his trial, while the ‘Memoirs of Socrates’ also starts with an…
Author(s): Xenophon , Robin H. Waterfield, et al.

5. Socrates.: The Little Black Book (Little Black Books) (2015)

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate Collection“Socrates. The Little Black Book,” contains 142 quotes from Socrates. It’s a peek into the mind of genius, so prepare for the possibility of surprise. In the days of old, the little black book was a means to get you things you wanted; it was your secret to certain forms of taboo success. In modern society, we know that knowledge and wisdom will get you farther in life than the phone numbers of secret lovers. So here it is, a small, yet significant book to help facilitate your intellectual needs. After you’ve read Socrates’ Little Black Book, go ahead and keep it where you can…
Author(s): S. C. Hollister

6. The Trials of Socrates: Six Classic Texts (2002)

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate CollectionLampooned in 406 B.C.E. in a blistering Aristophanic satire, Socrates was tried in 399 B.C.E. on a charge of corrupting the youth, convicted by a jury of about five hundred of his peers, and condemned to death. Glimpsed today through the extant writings of his contemporaries and near-contemporaries, he remains for us as compelling, enigmatic, and elusive a figure as Jesus or Buddha. Although present-day (like ancient Greek) opinion on the real Socrates diverges widely, six classic texts that any informed judgment of him must take into account appear together, for the first time, in this volume….
Author(s): Plato, Aristophanes , et al.

7. Think Like Socrates: Using Questions to Invite Wonder and Empathy Into the Classroom, Grades 4-12 (Corwin Teaching Essentials) (2018)

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate Collection"One of the best Professional Development books of all time" – BookAuthoritySocrates believed in the power of questions rather than lecturing his students. But how did we get so far away from his method of inquiry? Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year, will show you how teachers can create an engaging atmosphere that encourages student questions and honors their experiences. This resource provides #57,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1034 in Instruction Methods #40 in Education Administration (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you…
Author(s): Shanna Peeples

8. Think with Socrates: An Introduction to Critical Thinking (2014)

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate CollectionBrief yet comprehensive, Think with Socrates: An Introduction to Critical Thinking uses the methods, ideas, and life of Socrates as a model for critical thinking. It offers a more philosophical, historical, and accessible introduction than longer textbooks while still addressing all of the key topics in logic and argumentation. Applying critical thinking to the Internet, mass media, advertising, personal experience, expert authority, the evaluation of sources, writing argumentative essays, and forming a worldview, Think with Socrates resonates with today’s students and teaches them how to…
Author(s): Paul Herrick

9. Socrates: A Man for Our Times (2012)

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate Collection  In his highly acclaimed style, historian Paul Johnson masterfully disentangles centuries of scarce sources to offer a riveting account of Socrates, who is often hailed as the most important thinker of all time. Johnson provides a compelling picture of Athens in the fifth century BCE, and of the people Socrates reciprocally delighted in, as well as many enlightening and intimate analyses of specific aspects of his personality. Enchantingly portraying “the sheer power of Socrates’s mind, and its unique combination of steel, subtlety, and frivolity,” Paul Johnson captures the vast and intriguing life of a man…
Author(s): Paul Johnson

10. Four Texts on Socrates: Plato’s “Euthyphro,” “Apology of Socrates,” “Crito,” and Aristophanes’ “Clouds” (1998)

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate CollectionWidely adopted for classroom use, this book offers translations of four major works of ancient Greek literature which treat the life and thought of Socrates, focusing particularly on his trial and defense (three dialogues by Plato: Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito) and on the charges against Socrates (Aristophanes’ comedy Clouds).This is the only collection of the three Platonic dialogues that also includes Clouds, a work that is fundamental for understanding the thought of Socrates in relation to the Athenian political community and to…
Author(s): Plato, Aristophanes , et al.

Best Socrates Books: The Ultimate Collection

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Socrates in the cave : on the philosopher’s motive in Plato

Author(s): Diduch, Paul J.; Harding, Michael P.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2243563

Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

Author(s): Armand D’Angour
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2387800

Brill’s companion to the reception of Socrates

Author(s): Moore, Christopher; Socrates
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2412722

Plato’s Socrates, Philosophy and Education

Author(s): James M. Magrini
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2180007

Knowledge and Truth in Plato: Stepping Past the Shadow of Socrates

Author(s): Catherine Rowett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2219148

Socrates on the Life of Philosophical Inquiry: A Companion to Plato’s Laches

Author(s): Konstantinos Stefou
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310236

Socrates and Divine Revelation

Author(s): Lewis Fallis
Publisher: University of Rochester Press, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2347158

Think Like Socrates: Using Questions to Invite Wonder and Empathy Into the Classroom, Grades 4-12

Author(s): Shanna Peeples
Publisher: Corwin Publishers, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2352638

Socrates and Alcibiades: Plato’s Drama of Political Ambition and Philosophy

Author(s): Ariel Helfer
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2219297

Modelling organs, tissues, cells and devices: using MATLAB and COMSOL multiphysics

Author(s): Socrates Dokos
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2017, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1682115

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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