About the author:
James Head is a committed philosopher who speaks, writes, and blogs on the fundamentals of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. He holds a degree in education and was a maths teacher in London during his younger adult life. These days his life revolves around sharing his enthusiasm for 'real' Socratic philosophy with others. For many years he lived in Greece, including about 12 years in Ancient Delphi. These days he divides his time between London, Athens, and Delphi.
Important Tips From Socrates, Plato and Aristotle
Socrates Asks: 'Where Have You Come From - And Where Are You Going?
The Greek philosopher Socrates once asked his student Phaedrus: ‘Where have you come from and where are you going?’ and although this sounds like just a greeting between two friends; these two simple questions are really at the heart of most ‘real’ Greek philosophy. We all want to know how it is we got here (where did the universe come from and what is our place in it); and we all want to choose the best, most fulfilling and happiest life for ourselves in the years ahead. Whether we like it or not, at certain critical times in our lives we all have to make important and sometimes difficult Life Choices; and these choices are largely ‘philosophical’ in nature.
What goals should I have for my life, and what are the most important criteria for me personally when making my own unique Life Choices? These sorts of questions are explored in this book, and to help answer them, we will look at some important advice from Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
WARNING – This book simply offers you a wider viewpoint on life and the kind of life you will choose for yourself. It encourages you to investigate some fundamental philosophical questions as you make your own choices and decisions. The book does not tell you how to live your life or offer you some kind of dogma about what you should or should not do.
As well as being of interest to people making important Life Choices, this book will also appeal to anyone already interested in philosophy who wants to get a better understanding of why the names of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are still so well known today some 2,400 years after these great philosophers lived. The ‘real’ Greek philosophy of Socrates is less about discussing vague abstract ideas, and is much more concerned with the practical side of our lives today. Several of Plato’s books are discussed in some detail including: The First Alcibiades, Phaedrus and Phaedo; and some important common themes in Plato are also looked at. Aristotle’s ‘practical philosophy’ about how to improve our lives and the cities we live in is also explored. By the end of this book you will have a good idea of who Socrates, Plato and Aristotle really were, and what Greek philosophy is really all about in the Socratic sense of the word.
[Note: All author royalties and profits from this CreateSpace version of the book in 2016 and 2017 will go towards the encouragement of: a) a sustainable global population and giving all women access and empowerment to choose family planning if they wish – especially in regions with high birth rates; b) more ‘moderate and sustainable living’ – especially in regions of high consumption and environmental impact; c) poverty relief; and d) the further understanding of ‘real’ Greek philosophy and why it is so important today.]
- Publication Date:
- 1540552624 / 9781540552624
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Philosophy / Mind & Body