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Brickhouse, Thomas C. 1947-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 159 publications in 2 languages and 7,740 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Essays  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B317, 183.2
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Most widely held works by Thomas C Brickhouse
Plato's Socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates, as he is portrayed in Plato's early dialogues, remains one of the most controversial figures in the history of philosophy. Plato's Socrates covers six of the most vexing and often discussed features of Plato's portrayal: Socrates' methodology, epistemology, psychology, ethics, politics, and religion. Brickhouse and Smith cast new light on Plato's early dialogues by providing novel analyses of many of the doctrines and practices for which Socrates is best known. Included are discussions of Socrates' moral method, his profession of ignorance, his denial of akrasia, as well as his views about the relationship between virtue and happiness, the authority of the State, and the epistemic status of his daimonion. By revealing the many interconnections among Socrates' views on a wide variety of topics, the authors demonstrate both the richness and the remarkable coherence of the philosophy of Plato's Socrates. The book will be of key interest to classicists, philosophers, intellectual historians, political scientists, and historians of religion
Socratic moral psychology by Thomas C Brickhouse( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Socrates' moral psychology is widely thought to be 'intellectualist' in the sense that, for Socrates, every ethical failure to do what is best is exclusively the result of some cognitive failure to apprehend what is best. Until fairly recently, the view that, for Socrates, emotions and desires have no role to play in causing such failure went unchallenged. This book argues against the orthodox view of Socratic intellectualism and offers in its place a comprehensive alternative account that explains why Socrates believed that emotions, desires and appetites can influence human motivation and lead to error. Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith defend the study of Socrates' philosophy and offer a new interpretation of Socratic moral psychology. Their novel account of Socrates' conception of virtue and how it is acquired shows that Socratic moral psychology is considerably more sophisticated than scholars have supposed"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Socrates on trial by Thomas C Brickhouse( Book )

39 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Brickhouse and Nicholas Smith offer a comprehensive historical and philosophical interpretation of, and commentary on, one of Plato's most widely read works, the Apology of Socrates. Virtually every modern interpretation characterizes some part of what Socrates says in the Apology as purposefully irrelevant or even antithetical to convincing the jury to acquit him at his trial. This book, by contrast, argues persuasively that Socrates offers a sincere and well-reasoned defense against the charges he faces. First, the authors establish a consensus of ancient reports about Socrates' moral and religious principles and show that these prohibit him from needlessly risking the condemnation of the jury. Second, they consider each specific claim made by Socrates in the Apology and show how each can be construed as an honest effort to inform the jurors of the truth and to convince them of his blamelessness. The arguments of this book are informed by a critical review of the scholarly literature and careful attention to the philosophy expressed in Plato's other early dialogues
Routledge philosophy guidebook to Plato and the trial of Socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates is one of the most influential philosophers in western civilisation, and Plato his most famous pupil. The Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito and the death scene from the Phaedo are Plato's account of Socrates' trial and execution, and together they provide the most important depiction of Socrates' ideas. In this GuideBook, Brickhouse and Smith provide clear explanations of these texts for students coming to them for the first time. Situating the works in their historical context, the authors carefully go through each text, exploring the philosophical issues raised in an accessible way. Plato and the Trial of Socrates is the ideal introduction to both the ideas of Socrates and the work of Plato
The trial and execution of Socrates : sources and controversies by Thomas C Brickhouse( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates is one of the most important yet enigmatic philosophers of all time; his fame has endured for centuries despite the fact that he never actually wrote anything. In 399 B.C.E., he was tried on the charge of impiety by the citizens of Athens, convicted by a jury, and sentenced to death (ordered to drink poison derived from hemlock). About these facts there is no disagreement. However, as the sources collected in this book and the scholarly essays that follow them show, several of even the most basic facts about these events were controversial in antiquity, and the questions persist today: How and why was Socrates brought to trial? Why did the jurors, members of the world's first democracy, find him guilty? When he was given an opportunity to escape execution, why did he refuse to do so and instead accept the punishment that he and his friends agreed was unjustly assigned to him? How exactly did Socrates die? Differences of opinion on these and other issues continue to arouse our curiosity and to challenge new generations of students and scholars. The Trial and Execution of Socrates: Sources and Controversies is the first work to collect in one place all of the major ancient sources on Socrates' death--those of both his critics and his defenders--as well as recent scholarly views. Part I includes new translations of Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and the death scene from Phaedo, as well as other ancient sources that shed light on Socrates' trial and execution. Part II features some of the most influential recent scholarship on this historically momentous event with work by M.F. Burnyeat, Robert Parker, Mark L. McPherran, Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith, Richard Kraut, Christopher Gill, and Enid Bloch (whose essay is published here for the first time). Ideal for undergraduate surveys of ancient Greek philosophy and upper-level courses on Socrates and Socratic philosophy, this unique collection provides an unprecedented look into the many perplexing questions surrounding the trial and execution of this remarkable man
Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito by Rachana Kamtekar( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, andCrito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates and of his way of life, the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works of Plato, including the significance of Plato's characters, Socrates's revolutionary religious ideas, and the relationship between historical events and Plato's texts
The philosophy of Socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This text provides an introduction to Socrates - both the charismatic, controversial historical figure and the essential Socratic philosophy. Written at a beginner level but incorporating recent scholarship, The Philosophy of Socrates offers numerous translations of pertinent passages. As they present these passages, Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith demonstrate why these passages are problematic, survey the interpretive and philosophical options, and conclude with brief defenses of their own proposed solutions. Throughout, the authors rely on standard translations to parallel accompanying assigned primary source readers. Each chapter concludes with an annotated bibliography of suggested readings."--Jacket
The giants of philosophy by Thomas C Brickhouse( Recording )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an audio documentary on the life of Aristotle and his major contributions to philosophy and Western thought
Socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Socrates left no written works, there were many ancient accounts of his life and his philosophy. The most important of the surviving accounts are from three contemporaries (the comic poet Aristophanes, the historian Xenophon, and the philosopher Plato) along with two later Greek biographers: Plutarch (1st cent. AD) and Diogenes Laertius (3rd cent. AD). The "Socratic Problem" is to determine from those varying accounts what Socrates actually said and believed. We know that Socrates was an eccentric and often irritating gadfly, who went about Athens engaging others in philosophical conversation. He rolled his eyes and cocked his head backwards as he walked, usually barefoot and in tattered clothes; his persistent questioning exposed the contradictions in people's claims of knowledge. Socrates himself never claimed definitive knowledge, but he made many enemies among those he refuted and embarrassed. His careful, logical questioning has become known as the "Socratic method of teaching," and it later became a major alternative to the traditional lecture method. Socrates believed that even when we strive to lead the "examined life," we cannot definitively establish truth or absolute knowledge; we can only refute wrong thinking. He was interested in religion as it applies to moral virtue, affirming that the condition of one's soul is related to the "most important things" (such as justice, truth, and piety). Socrates said we must simply live a life of reason in an effort to determine which views are better than others. In 399 BC, Socrates was brought to trial on a charge of impiety. He was sentenced to death, which he accepted in obedience to the rule of law. Socrates spent his last day in philosophical conversation with friends before carrying out his sentence by drinking extract of hemlock
The giants of philosophy by Thomas C Brickhouse( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an audio documentary on the life of Aristotle and his major contributions to philosophy and Western thought
Aristotle by Thomas C Brickhouse( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle, known as "the Philosopher" by later thinkers, created a huge body of work that was virtually synonymous with philosophy for over 2000 years. His most well-known doctrines include the notions that morally virtuous people seek moderation in all things (the "mean" between extremes); that the soul is the essence or the characteristic activity of the living body; that happiness is found not in mere pleasure, but in fully developing the powers of the soul in pursuit of excellence throughout a lifetime; and that in the good life we engage in the right activities for their own sake. Aristotle organized and classified an immense amount of knowledge, much of it scientific theories developed with only the crudest observational tools. All knowledge is organized into the theoretical disciplines (physics, "first philosophy" [metaphysics], and math); practical disciplines (ethics and politics); and productive disciplines (engineering, medicine, etc.)
Plato and the trial of Socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates is one of the most influential philosophers in western civilisation, and Plato his most famous pupil. The Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito and the death scene from the Phaedo are Plato's account of Socrates' trial and execution, and together they provide the most important depiction of Socrates' ideas. In this GuideBook, Brickhouse and Smith provide clear explanations of these texts for students coming to them for the first time. Situating the works in their historical context, the authors carefully go through each text, exploring the philosophical issues raised in an accessible way. Plato and the Trial of Socrates is the ideal introduction to both the ideas of Socrates and the work of Plato
Socrates, ironist and moral philosopher, by Gregory Vlastos : [review] by Thomas C Brickhouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

He mantike techne : Statesman 260E1 and 290C4-6 by Thomas C Brickhouse( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Routledge philosophy guidebook to Plato and the trial of Socrates : Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith by Thomas C Brickhouse( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plato's socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The trial and execution of Socrates : sources and controversies( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This text] collect[s] in one place all of the major ancient sources on Socrates' death - those of both his critics and his defenders - as well as recent scholarly views. [It] includes new translations of Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crio, and the death scene from Phaedo, as well as other ancient sources that shed light on Socrates' trial and execution. [It also] features some of the most influential recent scholarship on this historically momentous event with work by M.F. Smith, Richard Kraut, Christopher Gill, and Enid Bloch (whose essay is published here for the first time). [The text is] ideal for undergraduate surveys of ancient Greek philosophy and upper-level courses on Socrates and Socratic philosophy.-Back cover
Routledge philosophy guidebook to Plato and the trial of Socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Socrates is one of the most influential philosophers in western civilization, and Plato his most famous pupil. The Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito and the death scene from the Phaedo are Plato's depiction of Socrates' trial and execution ... [This book] introduces and assesses: Plato's accounts of Socrates and the background to the trial; the text and ideas of the four works; [and] the continuing importance of both Plato and Socrates to western thought.-Back cover
BRICKHOUSE, T.C.: World of Philosophy Series (The): Socrates (Unabridged)( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Socratic moral psychologySocrates on trialRoutledge philosophy guidebook to Plato and the trial of SocratesThe trial and execution of Socrates : sources and controversiesThe philosophy of SocratesThe giants of philosophySocratesAristotle
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ブリックハウス, T. C.

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