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The Best Books About Socrates 

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List of best books about Socrates, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on Socrates are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Socrates bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about Socrates. If you're looking for a list of top books on Socrates then you're in the right place.

List includes Wise Guy: The Life and Philosophy of Socrates, Socrates in 90 minutes and more. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about Socrates?" after checking out this list.

This greatest Socrates book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these Socrates books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Socrates is a topic that both Paul Levinson and Joseph Priestley have written books about, as have other fantastic authors.

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Wise Guy: The Life and P... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
M. D. Usher

First Published: 2005-01

Subjects: Socrates

Genres (Book): Biography

Wise Guy: The Life and Philosophy of Socrates is a book by M. D. Usher.
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The Plot to Save Socrate... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
Paul Levinson

Subjects: Socrates, Time travel

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Time travel, Science Fiction

Original Language: English Language

The Plot to Save Socrates is a time travel novel by Paul Levinson, first published in 2006. Starting in the near future, the novel also has scenes set in the ancient world and Victorian New
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The Death of Socrates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
Emily Wilson

First Published: 2007-10

Subjects: Philosophy, Socrates, World, Ancient philosophy, Greece, + more

Genres (Book): Biography

The Death of Socrates is a book by Emily Wilson.
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Socrates And Athenian So... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
A. D. Godley

Subjects: Socrates

Genres (Book): Biography, Autobiography

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Plato, and the Other Com... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
George Grote

Subjects: Philosophy, Socrates, Ancient philosophy, History

Genres (Book): Philosophy

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Being and logos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
John Sallis

Subjects: Philosophy, Socrates, Ancient philosophy

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Crossings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
John Sallis

Subjects: Philosophy, Socrates, Literature, Metaphysics, Modern philosophy, + more

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The Trial of Socrates is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
I.F. Stone

Subjects: Philosophy, Socrates, Ancient philosophy

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Socratic Puzzles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
Robert Nozick

Subjects: Philosophy, Ethics, Socrates, Modern philosophy, Political Science

Genres (Book): Philosophy

Socratic Puzzles is a 1997 collection of essays by libertarian philosopher Robert Nozick.
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Socrates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
W. K. C. Guthrie

Subjects: Philosophy, Socrates, Ancient philosophy

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Four Phases Of Morals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
John Stuart Blackie

Subjects: Ethics, Socrates, Greece, History

Genres (Book): Philosophy

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Socrates in 90 minutes ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
Paul Strathern

Subjects: Philosophy, Socrates, Ancient philosophy, Greece, Ancient Greece, + more

Genres (Book): Philosophy, Biography

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Socrates and Jesus Compa... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Socrates
Joseph Priestley

Subjects: Philosophy, Socrates, Ancient philosophy, Jesus Christ