- 469?–399 b.c., Athenian philosopher.
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For Socrates, the puzzle of politics and “ideology” could not be unraveled without understanding what ruled human souls.Everything Is Politics to the Right, Even Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death
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The youthful nobility were singled out by Socrates because they, above all others, were both erotic and courageous.How to Fight for Freedom in 2014
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Like Socrates, Street Epistemologists are to understand themselves as inquisitive teachers, not combative lecturers.Atheist Philosopher Peter Boghossian’s Guide to Converting Believers
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The unexamined life is not worth living, according to Socrates.London’s Sober Goodbye to Margaret Thatcher
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That was the most ill-advised drink of liquid since Socrates took hemlock.Marco Rubio, Substitute Teacher
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"The name of Socrates recalls Alcibiades to my mind," rejoined Anaxagoras.Philothea
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Again what city ever received Plato's or Aristotle's laws, or Socrates' precepts?The Praise of Folly
Socrates said, “Let him that would move the world move first himself. ”Self-Help
And had he not quoted Socrates in that last paragraph, it would have been expunged.The Book of Khalid
The main discussion is carried on by Socrates, Glaucon, and Adeimantus.The Republic
- ?470–399 bc, Athenian philosopher, whose beliefs are known only through the writings of his pupils Plato and Xenophon. He taught that virtue was based on knowledge, which was attained by a dialectical process that took into account many aspects of a stated hypothesis. He was indicted for impiety and corruption of youth (399) and was condemned to death. He refused to flee and died by drinking hemlock
Socrates said that an oracle of the gods had pronounced him the wisest of all people, because he knew how little he knew.
The Socratic method of teaching proceeds by question and answer as opposed to lecture.
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