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Socrates

We do not have any writings of Socrates himself preserved. Instead, we have reports about Socrates in the works of Plato, Xenophon, Aristophanes, and later writers. There are many different...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2016 6:13 am UTC

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In Plato's Apology, Socrates gives several reasons why weeping and wailing before the judges in order to attempt to avoid the charges or reduce the sentence would prove the charges against him. A...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2019 9:50 pm UTC

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Some of the answer to this question depends on how you define useful and what you consider the ends of such utility. Socrates was concerned primarily with seeking wisdom. The end goal of wisdom...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2016 10:08 am UTC

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Plato wrote three dialogues concerning the trial and death of Socrates, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. These dialogues were not verbatim copies of actually speeches or dialogues, but instead were...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2011 6:12 am UTC

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Paris Hilton is supposed to have said, "I don't think; I just walk." Socrates actually did say (in his Apology) that "the unexamined life is not worth living." These quotations imply two...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012 4:02 pm UTC

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This is a good question. First, let me give you some background information. It is difficult to know much about the historical Socrates, because he did not write anything. What we know of him is...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2012 2:52 pm UTC

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Socrates was a philosopher who lived in ancient Athens from 470 BCE until his death in 399 BCE. He wrote nothing himself, and his views are mainly known to us through the works of Plato and...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019 3:21 am UTC

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