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Author Brădățan, Costică,
Title Dying for ideas : the dangerous lives of the philosophers / Costica Bradatan.
Imprint London, UK ; New York, NK, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Author Brădățan, Costică,
Subject Philosophers -- Death.
Death -- Social aspects.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index.
Summary What do Socrates, Hypatia, Giordano Bruno, Thomas More, and Jan Patocka have in common? First, they were all faced one day with the most difficult of choices: stay faithful to your ideas and die or renounce them and stay alive. Second, they all chose to die. Their spectacular deaths have become not only an integral part of their biographies, but are also inseparable from their work. A "death for ideas" is a piece of philosophical work in its own right; Socrates may have never written a line, but his death is one of the greatest philosophical best-sellers of all time. Dying for Ideas explore.
Contents FC; Half title; Also Available from Bloomsbury; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Quote; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Philosophy as self-fashioning; 2 The first layer; 3 Philosophy in the flesh; 4 The second layer; 5 The making of a martyr-philosopher; Postscript: To die laughing; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 18, 2019).
ISBN 1472522303 (electronic book)
9781472522306 (electronic book)
9781472525826 (electronic book)
1472525825 (electronic book)
9781472529718 (paperback)
OCLC # 928995174
Additional Format Print version: 9781472522306

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