Socrates, a life examined

by Luis E. Navia

Publisher: Prometheus Books in Amherst, N.Y

Written in English
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementLuis E. Navia.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB317 .N37 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17845934M
ISBN 109781591025016
LC Control Number2006102731

But the rest of the text (Books ) is much more of a monologue in which Socrates serves as little more than a mouth-piece for Plato’s own political views. In his book 'A life Examined' Luis E. Navia, does a great amount of extensive study on the life of Socrates. Socrate and the Examined Life Words | 6 Pages. significance of the Examined life Adrian Eames Section leader: Elizabeth Grosz The Trial and Death of Socrates takes place during a time in Socrates life where he becomes most reflective. During these final moments of Socrates life a theme arises, that of the unexamined life. Everyone has a life to live; however, there are quite different between the unexamined life and the examined life. In the word of Socrates,” The unexamined life, for a human, is not worth living”, “the unexamined life” means people have no question, they never question the life, and they don’t want to know about the truth, and they don’t know who they are.   Socrates, like Christ, left behind no written work of his own. In fact, all of his words come down to us now, as recorded by Plato, who carried on and elaborated upon the teachings of Socrates. This paper will give an overview of the life and teachings of both Socrates and Plato. Socrates: Life and Teaching Socrates ( BC) was an Athenian by.

“An approachable book about what it means to live the philosophical life [Examined Lives] is as exciting as a thriller.” —The Wichita Eagle “Reading Jim Miller's Examined Lives is like watching Roger Federer play tennis. The graceful movement of his mind is a joy to behold.” —Lewis H. LaphamCited by: 9. Start studying Module 3: The Examined Life - Plato and Socrates. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Socrates: A Life Examined. Luis E. Navia. Prometheus Books () Abstract Similar books and articles. How Did Socrates Become Socrates? Jeffrey Benjamin White - - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy Philosophy as a Way of Life in Xenophon's Socrates.   Learning to live an examined life entails, at least in part, learning to ask hard questions, and to reckon with answers we did not expect. Plato ( B.C.), a student of Socrates, and teacher of Aristotle, is considered one of the greatest philosophers of all time. The Apology is his account of the trial of Socrates, at which he was present.

  Socrates is clearly saying that learning and philosophy consists of asking questions but he is also saying that the daily investigation of virtue or morality is a central aspect of the examined life. Of course, he expects his judges to be incredulous and I am inclined to believe that little has changed.   Book Information 5 Ways to Live an Examined Life: Socrates reminds us that the "unexamined life is not worth living", but what exactly is the examined life? Today, I examine five general over-arching ways each of us can live more consciously and mindfully in our everyday lives so that we are indeed. The significance of the Examined life Adrian Eames Section leader: Elizabeth Grosz The Trial and Death of Socrates takes place during a time in Socrates life where he becomes most reflective. During these final moments of Socrates life a theme arises, that of the unexamined es claims that “the unexamined life is not worth living” (Apology 38a). examined life and the unexamined life. the wall suddenly slides Plato’s Myth of the Cave and its relevance to liv-ing the examined life. hallway to a control center where technicians and at least five of the traditional aspects of the pro-cess whereby a person moves from an unexam-ined life to the examined life.

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In his book "A life Examined" Luis E. Navia, does a great amount of extensive study on the life of Socrates. Because Socrates didn't leave us any literature of his own, the author begins his book with questions that have no answers but have theories and arguments that leave us unclear, with Socrates early life, family life, faith, personality etc.

Navia does a great job in integrating ancient Cited by: 5. Luis E. Navia, professor of philosophy and chair of the Social Sciences Department at New York Institute of Technology, is the author of many books on ancient philosophy, including Socrates: A Life Examined, Socratic Testimonies, Diogenes The Cynic, Antisthenes of Athens, The Adventure of Philosophy, and Ethics and the Search for Values.

"The unexamined life is not a life worth living for a human being." -Socrates, in Plato's "Apology". A beautiful and insightful book about one of the most influential thinkers in the history of the world, Socrates of Athens( BCE).

A compelling study of an exceptional man and his philosophy/5(7). Philosopher A life examined book E. Navia presents a compelling portrayal of Socrates in this very readable and well-researched book, which is both a biography of the man and an exploration of his ideas.

Through a critical and documented study of the major ancient sources about Socrates — in the writings of Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, and Aristotle. Get this from a library. Socrates: a life examined. [Luis E Navia] -- Presents a critical study of the life and views of ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates, that references the writings of Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, and Aristotle.

Socrates spent his life examining himself and the assumptions of others. His most famous student, Plato, risked his reputation to tutor a tyrant. Diogenes carried a bright lamp in broad daylight and announced he was "looking for a man." Examined Lives is a book that confirms the continuing relevance of philosophy today—and explores the /5(6).

Socrates on the Examined Life – a short reading a life examined book Plato’s Apology. Socrates Lennox Johnson Janu reading “And if I say again that daily to discourse about virtue, and of those other things about which you hear me examining myself and others, is the greatest good of man, and that the unexamined life is not worth living, you are still.

His book, "The Socrates Express: In Search Of Life Lessons From Dead Philosophers." Eric Weiner, the bestselling author of "The Geography Of Bliss" and a. Socrates and Happpiness: Explanations on the good life “You have to be concerned about what produces happiness” Epicurus wrote at the beginning of the Letter to the diversity of their theoretical positions, the ancient philosophers have almost never questioned the primacy of a pursuit of happiness, which rather made an absolute prerequisite for them: “Every action and.

Books. An illustration Socrates two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Socrates, a life examined Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This :   They began to wonder what Socrates meant with his statement, why he would feel that a life would not be worth living.

The quotation from Socrates means that life to have value should be examined, reviewed, and remunerated. Socrates’ words could mean different things Essay / Philosophy The Examined Life of Socrates. An examined life is worth living According to Socrates, “the unexamined life is not worth living,” life is all about decision-making, journeys and discoveries.

Throughout our lives we do things that will shape us for our future whether that is lifestyle choices, financial choices, or choices that affect the way that we carry ourselves on a. Socrates: A Life Examined Luis E. Navia, Author Prometheus Books $ (p) ISBN Buy this book ""Know thyself"" was the foundation of Socratic philosophy.

Socrates spent his life examining himself and the assumptions of others. His most famous student, Plato, risked his reputation to tutor a tyrant. Diogenes carried a bright lamp in broad daylight and announced he was "looking for a man." Examined Lives is a book that confirms the continuing relevance of philosophy today—and explores the /5(7).

Debate. According to Socrates, the examined life is one that is characterized by a commitment to a philosophical inquiry (Plato The Apology 38a). In other words, it is an endless pursuit of virtue, which is not possible without regularly engaging in introspection (Plato The Republic 24c; “Socrates: The Good Life”).

My assertion in the debate is that the only life worth living is the. An examined life for Cicero is based on integrity and service whilst Seneca is to have meaningful goals.

Fyodor Dostoevsky defines examined lifelike human’s resistance from evil and misery. Whilst, Socrates see it as becoming wise and humble as human.

In Plato’s book The Apology, Socrates is on trial for his life under the charges of “corrupting the morals of the young” and “introducing new religions”. Plato states Socrates says, “What effect my accusers have had upon you, gentlemen, I do not know, but for my own part I was almost carried away by them; their arguments were so.

And yet, as Luis E. Navia, a professor of philosophy at the New York Institute of Technology, states in his recent Socrates: A Life Examined (Prometheus Books, ), “little of substance.

For, according to Socrates, the examined life is a life whereby one is in constant, coherent dialogue both with others and with oneself concerning the meaning and truth of terms like 'virtue' and the 'good' in order to find their respective values.

Furthermore, the examined life is a life of action, meaning it is about the “way one should. The paper “ Meaning of an Examined Life in The Apology of Socrates by Plato" is a delightful version of a book report on philosophy.

Plato, in The Apology of Socrates, shows Socrates as saying ‘ an unexamined life is not worth living’. What I can infer from the declaration is that a life. Socrates and the Examined Life PHL and WCV [ & ] The University of Texas at Austin Spring Semester: 20 Jan – 07 May TTh a, Garrison Hall Instructor Christopher Moore Philosophy Department and Program in Western Civilization Office: Geography Phone: Email: @   In his book "A life Examined" Luis E.

Navia, does a great amount of extensive study on the life of Socrates. Because Socrates didn't leave us any literature of his own, the author begins his book with questions that have no answers but have theories and arguments that leave us unclear, with Socrates early life, family life, faith, personality /5(8).

Buy Socrates: A Life Examined by Luis E. Navia (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(10). Socrates and the Examined Life. At his trial, charged with corrupting the Athenian youth, Socrates isn't exactly apologetic.

He tells the jury to their faces that they only charged him because they don't like that he forces them to confront uncomfortable truths. Somewhat. In his book "A life Examined" Luis E.

Navia, does a great amount of extensive study on the life of Socrates. Because Socrates didn't leave us any literature of his own, the author begins his book with questions that have no answers but have theories and arguments that leave us unclear, with Socrates early life, family life, faith, personality etc.

Navia does a great job in integrating ancient /5. A New York Times Notable Book for We all want to know how to live. But before the good life was reduced to ten easy steps or a prescription from the doctor, philosophers offered arresting answers to the most fundamental questions about who we are and what makes for a life worth Examined Lives, James Miller returns to this vibrant tradition with short, lively biographies of.

Cultural Compensation The Examined Life strikes me as a re-incarnation of Scott Peck’s The Road Less Travelled which was published 40 years ago - before Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher decreed the non-existence of society. Both books are written with the same structure of patient case studies.

They contain the same histories of development of the writers into therapeutic maturity; /5(K). Luis E. Navia, professor of philosophy and chair of the Social Sciences Department at New York Institute of Technology, is the author of many books on ancient philosophy, including Socrates: A Life Examined, Socratic Testimonies, Diogenes The Cynic, Antisthenes of Athens, The Adventure of Philosophy, and Ethics and the Search for ValuesThis text refers to an out of print or /5(8).

Socrates and the Examined Life 21 Athens. It was during his teens or early twenties—around the age of a college undergraduate—that he made the acquaintance of Socrates. Plato came from a leading family of Athens. He must have been like one of those young men depicted in many Platonic dialogues who found themselves bewitched and enchanted by this remarkable teacher.

Because Socrates didn't leave us any literature of his own, the author begins his book with questions that have no answers but have theories and arguments that leave us unclear, with Socrates early life, family life, faith, personality etc.

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Navia does a great job in integrating ancient /5(8). Socrates believed we are a total stranger of our inner self. Only through examination, we understand our true self, our true needs, our true want on what we want to achieve in life.

Socrates believed only an examined life can be called a good life, but not a life in blind pursuit of money, social status and other superficial body needs.