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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Johnson Narrator: John Curless Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Acclaimed historian and bestselling author Paul Johnson’s books have been translated into dozens of languages. In Socrates: A Man for Our Times, Johnson draws from little-known resources to construct a fascinating account of one of history’s greatest thinkers. Socrates transcended class limitations in Athens during the fifth century BC to develop ideas that still shape the way we think about the human body and soul, including the workings of the human mind. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Spectacular...A delight to read.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Robust.”

    New Republic

  • “An admirably concise view of the philosopher’s methods and rhetorical tactics in exploring courage, moral purity, and mortality.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A succinct, useful exploration of life in ancient Athens and of the great philosopher’s essential beliefs.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gaetano Amato | 2/4/2014

    " "Socrates was the first to call Philosphy down from the skies, and establish her in the towns". I look forward to reading another book about Socrates - who knows what road it will take me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yvonne Carter | 1/19/2014

    " Just the right size of book to learn about Socrates, his life, the trial against him and how he died and his positive effect on morality, his views of dying and the after life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hadrian | 1/17/2014

    " Very quick read - a biographical panegyric on Socrates, founder of Western philosophy, and culture and thought, etc., etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Irene | 1/11/2014

    " Audio -- many centuries later Socrates is described as a charasmatic teacher. "

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