Chapter 15. World Religion

  1. George Rudebusch

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308006.ch15



How to Cite

Rudebusch, G. (2009) World Religion, in Socrates, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308006.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2009

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Great Minds

Book Series Editors:

  1. Steven Nadler

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405150859

Online ISBN: 9781444308006



  • world religion;
  • interpreting Plato's account of Socrates' life;
  • Socratic philosophy - unique in history;
  • five Socratic themes;
  • excellent human life - not a means but an end;
  • proper end of human life is nothing but righteous activity;
  • righteous actions are holy sacrament;
  • happiness of the righteous human being is invulnerable;
  • righteous - untroubled by death;
  • fairy tale and poem - righteousness and service to god, as in athletic competition


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Five Socratic Themes

  • Fairy Tale and Poem

  • Further Reading