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The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault (Sather Classical Lectures)

 
 
 
 
The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault (Sather Classical Lectures)
Author: Alexander Nehamas
ISBN 13: 9780520224902
ISBN 10: 520224906
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 294
List Price: $31.95
 
 

"This is an amazingly broad-ranging book, full of original ideas and associations that make it both a pleasure and a challenge to read. . . . I found that many of Nehamas's ideas and arguments resonated in my mind for weeks after reading this book."—Shadi Bartsch, author of Ideology in Cold Blood

"Combining, as he does, philosophy, literature, and classical studies, Nehamas has written an exceptionally fine book—creative, original, readable, stimulating, and extremely useful."—A.A. Long, University of California, Berkeley

"The Art of Living is elegantly and engagingly written: it is both scholarly and personal, lively and yet balanced. This is a brilliant and outstanding work."—Mark Griffith, coeditor of Cabinet of the Muses

Jonathan Lear

Author and subjects have it in common that they turn toward and away from Socrates to grapple with the problem of their own individuality. If one would like to be introduced to these thinkers, it is hard to come up with a better organizing idea. -- The New York Times Book Review