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  • Why do we obey the law? The trial of Socrates
    Why do we obey the law? The trial of SocratesFri Aug 30, 2013
    Must we obey the law? I suspect the answer for most is yes. This makes sense since the alternative -- a society where people pick and choose which laws they wish to be bound by -- soun...
  • The Ideas of Socrates
    The Ideas of SocratesSun Apr 21, 2013
    In this lecture we examine the ideas of Socrates. We look at his exhortation to 'care for your soul', his conviction that knowledge of virtue is necessary to become virtuous, his belie...
  • Socrates: The Man and His Life
    Socrates: The Man and His LifeSat Mar 30, 2013
    In this lecture we investigate the life of Socrates. In particular, we look at two monumental events in his life: his encounter with the oracle at Delphi which pronounced him to be the...
  • Socrates: The Socratic Problem
    Socrates: The Socratic ProblemSat Mar 23, 2013
    In this lecture we investigate what is known as the Socratic problem, which is the problem as to whether we can arrive at knowledge of the historical Socrates, or whether he will alway...
  • Philosophy - A Guide to Happiness: Socrates on Self-Confidence
    Philosophy - A Guide to Happiness: Socrates on Self-ConfidenceTue Oct 18, 2011
    Documentary inspired and hosted by Alain de Botton, based on his book The Consolations of Philosophy
  • Socrates - Encyclopedia channel
    Socrates - Encyclopedia channelMon May 07, 2007
    Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was born in Athens in the year 469 B.C., into the family of the sculptor Sophroniscus and Phaenarete. Socrates became the new philosophy founder and...