Doctor Socrates

Based on conversations with family members, close friends and former team-mates, this is a brilliant biography of a man who always stood up for what he believed in, whatever the cost. 'Brilliantly written and researched. Amazing life.

Author: Andrew Downie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471154092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'Compelling from start to finish...Downie does full justice to an extraordinary life' Pete Davies, author of All Played Out. A stunning new biography of Socrates, the iconic captain of the greatest Brazil side never to win the World Cup. Socrates was always special. A hugely talented athlete who graduated in medicine yet drank and smoked to excess. The attacking midfielder stood out - and not just because of his 6'4" frame. Fans were enthralled by his inch-perfect passes, his coolness in front of goal and his back heel, the trademark move that singled him out as the most unique footballer of his generation. Off the pitch, he was just as original, with a dedication to politics and social causes that no player has ever emulated. His biggest impact came as leader of Corinthians Democracy - a movement that gave everyone from the kitman to the president an equal say in the running of the club. At a time when Brazil was ruled by a military dictatorship, it was truly revolutionary. Passionate and principled, entertaining and erudite, Socrates was as contradictory as he was complex. He was a socialist who voted for a return of Brazil's monarchy, a fiercely independent individual who was the ultimate team player, and a romantic who married four times and fathered six children. Armed with Socrates' unpublished memoir and hours of newly discovered interviews, Andrew Downie has put together the most comprehensive and compelling account of this iconic figure. Based on conversations with family members, close friends and former team-mates, this is a brilliant biography of a man who always stood up for what he believed in, whatever the cost. 'Brilliantly written and researched. Amazing life.' Alex Bellos, author of Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life

What Would Socrates Do

Comparing himself to a doctor rendered unpopular in contrast to the palate-
flattery of a chef, Socrates does not blame the people for their response. They are
like children – naive and innocent – duped by a disingenuous snake oil
salesman.

Author: Joel Alden Schlosser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107067421

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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"Socrates continues to be an extremely influential force to this day; his work is featured prominently in the work of contemporary thinkers ranging from Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss, to Michel Foucault and Jacques Ranciáere. Intervening in this discussion, What Would Socrates Do? reconstructs Socrates' philosophy in ancient Athens to show its promise of empowering citizens and non-citizens alike. By drawing them into collective practices of dialogue and reflection, philosophy can help people to become thinking, acting beings more capable of fully realizing the promises of political life. At the same time, however, Joel Alden Schlosser shows how these practices' commitment to interrogation keeps philosophy at a distance from the democratic status quo, creating a dissonance with conventional forms of politics that opens space for new forms of participation and critical contestation of extant ones"--

Social Institutions and the Politics of Recognition

At one point, when discussing the situation of an individual who is a '“medical
practitioner”', Socrates asks whether this individual should be regarded as being
either a '“doctor”' or a '“businessman”' (Republic, 341c, 22). Plato appreciates of ...

Author: Anthony Burns

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1783488808

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book compiles and considers the politics of social institutions, from the time of the ancient Greeks to the Reformation in the sixteenth century. The focus is on those civil society institutions which occupy the intermediate social space which exists between the family or household, on the one hand, and what Hegel refers to as ‘the strictly political state,’ on the other. The book relies upon a way of thinking about politics according to which the internal affairs of social institutions are a legitimate concern for students of politics. A central feature here is the notion of authority, together with that of my station and its duties. The book considers what the theorists selected have said about the relationship that exists between superiors in positions of authority and their subordinates within hierarchical social institutions. It is assumed throughout that claims to authority always involve issues of social identity and of recognition. Individual chapters are devoted to an exploration of these themes in the writings of the ancient Greeks; in the writings of the Roman Stoics and the Roman law of corporations; in medieval Christianity; in the corporation theory of the later medieval and early modern periods; and finally in the works of the Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century. The thinkers discussed include Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, St. Paul, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Marsilius of Padua, Nicholas of Cusa, Jean Bodin, Charles Loyseau, John Calvin, Martin Luther and Gerrard Winstanley.

Cross Examining Socrates

If the malevolent doctor can misuse his technē to make people unhealthy , what
prevents a malevolent musician from misusing his to make them unmusical ? And
if the musician cannot misuse his technē , neither can the doctor . Socrates ...

Author: John Beversluis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521550581

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 823

A re-reading of Plato's early dialogues from the interlocutors' point of view.

The Life of Henry Cornelius Agrippa Von Nettesheim Doctor and Knight Commonly Known as a Magician

Are not philosophers , mathematicians , and astrologers often inferior to country -
women in their divinations and predictions , and does not the old nurse very often
beat the doctor ? ” Socrates himself , the wisest of men , did not disdain to ...

Author: Henry Morley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Physicians

Page:

View: 167


Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay

535 They have no other doctor but sun and the fresh air, and that, such an one as
never sends them to the apothecary. ... Some physicians have thought that if it
were practicable to keep the humours of the body in An exact balance of each ...

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Quotations, English

Page: 764

View: 866


The Trial and Death of Socrates

... as Zeller observes , Socrates must have been a well - known and marked man
before Chærephon could have asked his question , or the oracle have given
such an It may have done a similar service to Socrates as ( sic ) his doctor's
degree ...

Author: Plato

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 213

View: 667


Lives of Physicians

Are not philosophers , mathematicians , and astrologers often inferior to country -
women in their divinations and predictions , and does not the old nurse very often
beat the doctor ? ” Socrates himself , the wisest of men , did not disdain to ...

Author: Henry Morley

Publisher:

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Category:

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View: 743


Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay with Indexes

They have no other doctor but sun and the the civil wars were composed , and
then , being a fresh air , and that , such an one as never sends disbanded officer ,
he entered upon it for a mainthem to the apothecary . SOUTH . tenance , without
 ...

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Quotations, English

Page: 764

View: 945


Socrates Jacquard Joan of Arc Cromwell Homer Gutenberg Fenelon

merciful doctor , addressed him angrily , accused him of prompting the wretched
prisoner , and threatened to have him thrown into the Seine . The doctor fled ,
trembling , from Rouen , and Joan ' s prison was closed to all , even to Cauchon .

Author: Alphonse de Lamartine

Publisher:

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Category: Biography

Page:

View: 741


Socrates and the Socratic Schools

57,1 ; 58 , 3 . portance to it . It may have been 2 See p . 55 , 1 . of service to
Socrates just as his 8 The name of Xanthippe is doctor's degree was to Luther ,
not only proverbial now . Later assuring him of his inward writers of antiquity (
Teles . in ...

Author: Eduard Zeller

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page: 410

View: 518


Socrates and the Socratic Schools Newly Translated from the 3d German Ed of Dr E Zeller

57,1 ; 58 , 3 . portance to it . It may have been 2 See p . 55 , 1 . of service to
Socrates just as his 3 The name of Xanthippe is doctor's degree was to Luther ,
not only proverbial now . Later assuring him of his inward writers of antiquity (
Teles . in ...

Author: Eduard Zeller

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page: 410

View: 623


Cornelius Agrippa

Are not philosophers , mathematicians , and astrologers often inferior to country -
women in their divinations and predictions , and does not the old nurse very often
beat the doctor ? ” Socrates himself , the wisest of men , did not disdain to ...

Author: Henry Morley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Occultists

Page: 636

View: 350


Mrs Socrates

Suddenly , the malicious and exuberant writer of farces , Aristophanes , shouted
across half the width of the apartment , “ Where were you when the Here parade
took place this morning , Doctor ? ” Socrates approached the questioner and said
 ...

Author: Fritz Mauthner

Publisher:

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Category:

Page: 254

View: 366


Woman and Her Era

Are not philosophers , mathematicians and astrologers often inferior to country -
women in their divinations and predictions , and does not the old nurse very often
beat the doctor ? ' Socrates himself , the wisest of men , did not disdain to ...

Author: Eliza Woodson Burhans Farnham

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Women

Page:

View: 658


The Church School Journal

We all may find healthy such a nection which may be preserved in the spirit of
dose from Doctor Socrates . We may be proud Froebel's teaching Some
kindergartners will of roughness and coarseness , of rags and crusts . not fiud it
necessary ...

Author:

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Category: Religious education

Page:

View: 135


Graham s Illustrated Magazine

We are again reminded of the dictions , and does not the old nurse very often text
subjecting Abraham to Sarah , and the treabeat the doctor ? ” Socrates himself ,
the wisest tise closes then with a short recapitulation of of men , did not disdain ...

Author:

Publisher:

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Category: American literature

Page:

View: 604


The Colony of British Guyana and Its Labouring Population

Are not philosophers , mathematicians , and astrologers often inferior to
countrywomen in their divinations and predictions , and does not the old nurse
very often beat the doctor ? Socrates himself , the wisest of men , did not disdain
to receive ...

Author: H. V. P. Bronkhurst

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Blacks

Page: 479

View: 824


Since such knowledge belongs only to doctors , Socrates concludes that the only
persons to determine such technical expertise are ' fellow - craftsman ' ( 171c8 ) .
We might then request a doctor to examine a person to determine whether he ...

Author:

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Category: Philosophy

Page:

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Talks with Socrates about Life

Many of the cities appointed public physicians, who received a regular salary
from the state for their medical ... doctor's physician ; the former proceeding from
his own close observation, and from the information that he is careful to elicit from
 ...

Author: Plato

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 176

View: 613