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Socrates



Socrates (c. 470–399 BCE) was a Greek philosopher from Athens. He is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy and as being the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition of thought. Though he authored no texts, he is known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers composing after his lifetime, particularly by his students Plato and Xenophon.

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The Ideas of Socrates

In this lecture we examine the ideas of Socrates.

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Against Persuasion

Philosophers aren’t the only ones who love wisdom. Everyone, philosopher or not, loves her own wisdom: the wisdom she has or takes herself to have. What distinguishes the philosopher is loving the wisdom she doesn’t have.

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Socrates: Greatest Quotes on Life (Ancient Greek Philosophy)

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FindCenter Quotes ImageI cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.

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The Trial of Socrates

In unraveling the long-hidden issues of the most famous free speech case of all time, noted author I. F. Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek history to present an engaging and rewarding introduction to classical antiquity and its relevance to society today.

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Socrates & Plato Now & Then

Plato fell under Socrates’ inspiration. In Plato’s dialogues Socrates quizzes mostly the Athenian aristocracy, but others too, on their understanding of such important concepts as justice, virtue, beauty, love and knowledge.

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Socrates: Question Everything

Biographics discusses Socrates and his Socratic Method

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWonder is the beginning of wisdom.

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Conversations of Socrates

After the execution of Socrates in 399 BC, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and, in so doing, transformed the great philosopher into a legendary figure.

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The Last Days of Socrates

The trial and death of Socrates (469–399 BCE) have almost as central a place in Western consciousness as the trial and death of Jesus. In four superb dialogues, Plato provides the classic account.

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