I think Taylor's style is too academic for a series like this.
The book also does not provide the historical context of ancient Athens that is important in understanding Socrates, the most inspiring philosopher in history.
This book should serve as an enjoyable and informative read for both the casual reader and the philosophical enthusiast.
There is a broad range of quality in these Very Short Introductions. On the high side, Peter Singer's introduction to Hegel. Absolutely wonderful. Read morePublished 12 months ago by John Scott
Socrates is of course one of the main figures in the history of philosophy, so much so that those that came before him are simply referred to collectively as "pre-Socratics. Read morePublished on September 4, 2009 by Massimo Pigliucci
Good book. Helps you understand Socrates a little better than by just reading his works.Published on January 10, 2007 by Matthew R. Rhea
Chris Taylor has produced an apalling book. Impossible to read, convoluted and meandering, 'Socrates' appears designed to make philosophy less accessible to the average reader than... Read morePublished on May 29, 2003 by Aaron Patrick