Stone's reading of Plato and the Socratics has totally revolutionized my interpretations.
What is so profound about this book and Stone's presentation is the structure of ancient Greece, Athens verses Spartan, and the very make up of Athens democracy.
I recommend that people read this book for its interesting new interepretation of a hallowed Western thinker.
Most people, even those who care about the history of philosophy, do not know enough about Athens in the time of Socrates to make sense of his trial. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Jordan Bell
This is a wonderful book that every American should read. It gives a more realistic account of a philosopher who has been whitewashed in American literature for centuries. Read morePublished 3 months ago by GeorgeOnWick
It's a classic brilliant book. Everyone should read this book, and more than once. I highly recommend it for your edification and pleasure.Published 11 months ago by Marilyn Bachrack
Another perspective on Socrates. A great book from a great writer. Times may change, however politics do not. A good read.Published 15 months ago by Mark Tosi
Stone answers a host of puzzles about the life and trial of Socrates. His book is well researched and highly insightful.Published 16 months ago by CEC
A fascintaing premise focisning on the political aspect of Socrates and presents a well crafted perspective of the citizens of Athens during the time before and during the time of... Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Don L.
the whole purpose of those book is somehow create sublimial messaging to the reader. he somehow tries to demean christianity in the fact that pegans were more "open to other... Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by tocquevillereborn
Must be read as a companion to Plato's Republic (another essential book). This book was advertised as a "Case for the Prosecution" of Socrates upon its initial publication.. Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by P'chez Sabine