Philosophy 101 by Socrates: An Introduction to Philosophy Via Plato's Apology
Not everyone has an interest in philosophy, but if you do, this book is a very understandable introduction to the topic. Quoting the Apology of Socrates by Plato, the author makes philosophy an interesting study. Socrates is simple and to the point concerning the topic of philosophy and his teachings are well-respected. "Forty things philosophy is" is the framework for this book, as it seeks to explain the subject. Philosophy is ignorant, selfish, ironic Written in terms that make sense to the average reader, philosophy becomes a topic that you can apply to all other aspects of life. This book is only 148 pages, but really sums up the subject in an enjoyable manner. ~ Donna
The popular author and Boston College philosophy professor, Kreeft, presents this introduction to philosophy to help beginners not only to understand philosophy but to fall in love with it. In his forty years of teaching philosophy, Kreeft says the most effective way to accomplish this purpose is to read Socrates. Philosophy means "the love of wisdom. Kreeft uses the dialogues of Socrates in this book to help the reader grow in that love of wisdom. He says that no master of the art of philosophizing has ever been more simple, clear, and accessible to beginners as Socrates. He focuses on Plato's dialogues, the Apology of Socrates, as a model partner for the reader to dialogue with. Kreeft calls it "the Magna Carta of philosophy, a timeless classic that is "a portable classroom.