FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Socrates' Education to Vi... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Socrates' Education to Virtue: Learning the Love of the Noble Paperback – 26 Feb 1998

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
£22.82 £23.92
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£22.82 FREE Delivery in the UK. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (26 Feb. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791436543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791436547
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.3 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,830,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description


"I know of no other work that so fully brings to life the debate between Plato and Nietzsche, especially from the side of Nietzsche. The arguments against Socrates or Plato one finds in Rorty and Nussbaum are shown to be profoundly wanting by this book. It will do an enormous amount to shake the prevailing scholarly view that Plato and the Western tradition in general is dead. Consequently, its topic is deeply significant not only to political science and philosophy but also to scholars in comparative literature, English, law, and, of course, classics--and most notably to a wider audience of intellectuals. For anyone interested in reinvigorating liberalism, this is indispensable." -- Joshua Parens, University of Dallas

"Socrates' Education to Virtue is extremely well-written. Lutz does Plato scholarship a great service by reintroducing Alcibiades I as an important part of our picture of Socrates." -- Catherine Zuckert, Carleton College

"The main significance of this work lies in its timely contribution to the current debates concerning higher education. Theorists of education debate many of the issues that this text addresses without benefit of a sound understanding of the Socratic method and of how it could be expected to yield politically responsible individuals. Lutz's book addresses this lacuna in terms which are accessible without compromising fidelity to the classical texts. Accordingly, it could forge for itself a solid place among the voluminous publications on related topics such as values education in public schools, the traditional canon of texts, political correctness, issues of rhetoric versus philosophy in political discourse, and virtue as such." -- Patricia Cook, Loyola College, Maryland

About the Author

Mark J. Lutz is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Notre Dame.

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 1 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 21 March 1999
Format: Paperback
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 reviews
12 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the best contemporary books on philosophy.
on 21 March 1999 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: home shoes, shoe care, summer boots, boots shoes, boots black

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?