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Beyond the Veil
Essays in the Dialectical Style of Socrates
  • By Ellis Washington
Beyond the Veil contains a group of 90 original dramatic essays, short plays, and letters--mostly written in the dialectical or dialogue style attributed to the great Greek philosopher, Socrates (470-399 B.C.), and chronicled in various "dialogues" or books by his student, Plato (427-347 B.C.) commemorating the life, times and death of Socrates. Of particular note are Plato's books--Euthryphro, Crito, Apology, Phaedo, Meno, Symposium, and his magnum opus, The Republic. In these fascinating dialogues, Plato's genius of weaving and expounding upon a complex web of information through the medium of seemingly simple dialogue amongst the participants is most profound indeed, and, albeit in our modern technological age, all too infrequent in civilized discourse. Each of the 90 essays in Beyond the Veil seek to take the reader to the uncharted territory of their own mind in order to break the shackles of hypocrisy--to develop individual virtue, character, and to encourage morality, discipline, and perseverance in the face of obstacles. To make a systematic introspection of one's beliefs, philosophy of life, world view, religion, force, modus operandi, and to apply the intellectual honesty of Socrates' dialectic-- to achieve self-knowledge, self-actualization, enlightenment, and ultimately. . . Truth

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780761827283
    • Manufacturer: Hamilton Books
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780761827283
    • ISBN 10: 0761827285
    • Publication Date: 07/01/2004
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Ellis Washington
    • Page Count: 247
    • Width: 5.53 inches
    • Height: 8.61 inches
    • Length: 0.80 inches
    • Weight: 0.78 pounds
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