Robin D'arcy Ward Sokratis: Soul Scientist

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Sokratis: Soul Scientist

 
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Wide ranging in its compass, Sokratis - Soul Scientist achieves what few books in the field of Sokratic scholarship have managed to do. By viewing the philosophy of Sokratis through the eyes of a pre-Aristotelian this is the first work to fully appreciate the holistic role science, particularly physics, and mysticism played in the preparation of a Classical philosopher's mind. Besides drawing many comparisons with modern quantum physics, it charts the landscape and plots the path towards the philosopher's ultimate goal, eudaimonia, or everlasting happiness. Along the way, it challenges the prevailing Biographical Hypothesis as to the ultimate author of the 'Platonic' dialogues. It identifies a number of mistranslations from antiquity and is possibly the first work to tackle the thorny Sokratic Question purely from the internal consistency of the philosophy, rather than from the apparent inconsistencies observed between Platon and Xenofon. By tracing the history of philosophical criticism it identifies the weaknesses of the modern critical approach and places its dubious antecedents firmly within the third century BCE skeptical tradition. Arguing for a new Dialectical Hypothesis as to the authorship of the dialogues it brings the original meaning back to the overused word 'philosophy.' In a field burgeoning with academic philosophical criticism Sokratis - Soul Scientist takes a panoramic view of the scholarship and brings a fresh approach to the subject.

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