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Socrates has inspired and guided the brightest men and women for more than two thousand years. Now you can make him your mentor-to strengthen your thinking, enrich your life, and reach your goals. In Socrates' Way, you meet Socrates face-to-face, hear his voice, and learn how he changes people's lives. The book provides step-by-step guidance on how to harness his methods to vastly enhance your own creativity and autonomy.Specifically, Socrates shares the seven keys to using one's mind to the utmost: Know thyself Grow with friends Ask great questions Strengthen your soul Verify everything Speak frankly Free your mind You will master the famed "Socratic Method" for getting to the root of any problem; launch one of Socrates' exhilarating "Dialogues" among your colleagues at work, as well as at home; and sharpen and enliven your thinking. In short, you will discover the Socratic spirit in you.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585421928
  • 9781585421923
  • 530,284

About Ronald Gross

For more than twenty years and in more than fifteen books, Ronald Gross's pioneering ideas on the potential of the human mind have captivated tens of thousands. He lives in Great Neck, New York.show more

Table of contents

Socrates' WayForeword: by Michael J. Gelb Preface: Socrates, My Mentor Introduction: Socrates' Life and Times-and Ours 1. Know Thyself The unexamined life is not worth living 2. Ask Great Questions My way toward the truth is to ask the right questions. 3. Think for Yourself Do not be convinced by me. Be convinced by the truth. 4. Challenge Conventions We must escape from the Cave of illusions. 5. Grow with Friends A flame of wisdom illuminated and warmed us, which none of us could have ignited alone. 6. Speak the Truth It has been my fixed principle to speak the truth. 7. Strengthen Your Soul Oh, my friend, why so little care for your soul? Socrates' Way for Women To judge a person's capability by gender is like judging a man's intelligence by the amount of hair on his head. Appendix A: Reading the Socratic Dialogues Appendix B: Best Books on Socrates and Our Classical Heritage Appendix C: Socrates and His World on the Web Aknowledgments The Socrates Project Graduate Programs in the Classics in the United States and Canada A Course on Socrates Indexshow more

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