Socrates asked his jurors, "Are you not ashamed that while you take care to acquire as much wealth as possible, with honor and glory as well, yet you take no care or thought for understanding truth, or for the best possible state of your soul?" Do you agree with the jurors' attitude toward life? Why or why not?

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The trial of Socrates was a fascinating event in history. He is one of the world's most famous philosophers for a reason—Socrates prioritized critical thinking and was a truth seeker above all else. He taught by forcing his students to think. Hence the name "Socratic Method," in which the teacher gives no answers bur prompts students by asking questions. It should be no surprise that many of his teachings challenged the status quo in ancient Athens, Greece. That, essentially, was the...

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