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  • Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosisby Robin Waterfield

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 37.95

    In Hidden Depths , Robin Waterfield explores the fascinating world of hypnosis, tracing the history of this often misunderstood craft beginning with a passage in the book of Genesis, and continuing through his own personal experiences today. Waterfield uses the history and controversy surrounding the practice of hypnosis to gain insight into our behavior... more...

  • Meno and Other Dialoguesby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    In these four dialogues Plato considers virtue and its definition. Charmides, Laches, and Lysis investigate the specific virtues of self-control, courage, and friendship; the laterMeno discusses the concept of virtue as a whole, and whether it is something that can be taught. - ;Meno Charmides Laches Lysis. 'Do please try to tell us what courage... more...

  • Why Socrates Diedby Robin Waterfield

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 21.00

    A revisionist account of the most famous trial and execution in Western civilization ? one with great resonance for modern society In the spring of 399 BCE, the elderly philosopher Socrates stood trial in his native Athens. The court was packed, and after being found guilty by his peers, Socrates died by drinking a cup of poison hemlock, his execution... more...

  • Phaedrusby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, UK 2002; US$ 8.99

    Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. This new translation is accompanied by an introduction and full notes that discuss the structure of the dialogue and elucidate issues that... more...

  • The First Philosophersby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, UK 2000; US$ 8.99

    These first philosophers paved the way for the work of Plato and Aristotle - and hence for the whole of Western thought. This is a unique and invaluable collection of the works of the Presocratics and the Sophists. Waterfield brings together the works of these early thinkers with brilliant new translation and exceptional commentary. This is the ideal... more...

  • Dividing the Spoilsby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 17.99

    Alexander the Great conquered an enormous empire--stretching from Greece to the Indian subcontinent--and his death triggered forty bloody years of world-changing warfare. These were years filled with high adventure, intrigue, passion, assassinations, dynastic marriages, treachery, shifting alliances, and mass slaughter on battlefield after battlefield.... more...

  • Christians in Persia (RLE Iran C)by Robin Waterfield

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    When it was originally published this book broke new ground in presenting one continuous narrative of the history of Christians in Persia from the second century A.D to the 1970s. The material gathered here was previously only to be found in obscure books, manuscripts and foreign periodicals. Christians in Persia shows the intricate history of... more...

  • Symposiumby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 8.99

    In his celebrated masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC at which the guests include the comic poet Aristophanes and, of course, Plato's mentor Socrates. The power, humour, and pathos of Plato's creation e more...

  • Hidden Depthsby Robin Waterfield

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 12.64

    A readable, authoritative and fascinating history of hypnosis more...

  • Republicby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 8.99

    Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and... more...