How to Think Like Socrates: Ancient Philosophy as a Way of Life in the Modern World

How to Think Like Socrates: Ancient Philosophy as a Way of Life in the Modern World

by Donald J. Robertson
How to Think Like Socrates: Ancient Philosophy as a Way of Life in the Modern World

How to Think Like Socrates: Ancient Philosophy as a Way of Life in the Modern World

by Donald J. Robertson

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Overview

How can we apply the teachings of the greatest ancient philosopher to modern life?

Socrates is the quintessential Athenian philosopher, the source of the entire Western philosophical tradition, and Godfather to the Stoics. He spent his life teaching practical philosophy to ordinary people in the streets of Athens, yet few people today are familiar with the wisdom he has to offer us.

How to Think Like Socrates
is an accessible and informative guide to the life of one of the greatest thinkers in history, and the first book to focus on applying his ideas to our daily lives. Author Donald J. Robertson transports readers back to ancient Athens, expertly weaving together a page-turning account of a philosopher who eschewed material pleasures and stood by his beliefs, even in the face of controversy, with a steadfastness that ultimately resulted in his execution.

How to Think Like Socrates
highlights the continuing value of the Socratic Method to modern life. As a practicing cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, Robertson also uses his expertise to reveal many parallels between the evidence-based concepts and techniques of modern psychology and the philosophy of Socrates, and shows how his philosophical insights can guide and benefit all of us to this day.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250280503
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/19/2024
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 138,245
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Donald J. Robertson is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, trainer, and writer. He was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, and after living in England and working in London for many years, he emigrated to Canada, and now resides in Quebec. Robertson has been researching Stoicism and applying it in his work for over twenty years. He is one of the founding members of the non-profit organization Modern Stoicism. He is also the founder and president of the Plato’s Academy Centre non-profit in Greece. Robertson is the author of Verissimus and How to Think Like a Roman Emperor.
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