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Socrates

Socrates, the Greek philosopher (469 BC - 399 BC), influenced the Western philosophy and became one of the founders of the Western philosophy. He did not write any of his teaching. However, there were recorded by his students. Socrates reformed the Western Philosophy; especially he influenced his time philosophers and people. It passed to other generation. There were some criticisms on his thoughts. Even though, his contributions are valuable. His thoughts on ethics and Socrates Method enlightened people to think from blind side. He became legend by his death. He was sentenced to death and he had chances to avid death. He accepted death instead of rejecting his own philosophical thoughts. It made him as a living example of values of philosophy even after death. More than 2400 years passed, but Socrates lives in philosophical world and hearts of people.

He was an amazing thinker and he was excellent in making people to think. Socrates’ famous quote “I know that I know nothing” is a wonderful example to reshape your thoughts if you think deeply. It is a simple, short and ordinary phrase, but it has hidden powerful thought.

Socrates
Socrates

Socrates : facts in nutshell

Greek name
Σωκράτης
Gender
Male
Born
469 / 470 BC
Died
399 BC
Birth place
Alopece, Athens, Greece
Residence place
Athens, Greece
Age of death
71
Nature of death
Sentence to death (Poisoned)
Nationality
Athenian
Father
Sophroniscus (sculptor)
Mother
Phaenarete (midwife)
Spouse
Xanthippe
No. of children
Three (male)
Name of the children
Lamprocles, Sophroniscus and Menexenus
Occupation
Philosopher (teacher)
Other profession
Sculptor & Solider
Era
Ancient Philosophy
Region
Western philosophy
School
Classic Greek
Teacher of Socrates
Anaxagoras
Previous subject
Cosmology
Religion
Atheism 
Main interests
Epistemology, Ethics
Famous Quote
I know that I know nothing
Subsequent influenced
Western philosophy
Notable ideas
Socratic Method, Socratic irony
Other ideas
Socratic dialogue, Socratic questioning, Socratic paradox & Socratic problem
Specifically influenced
Plato, Aristotle, Aristippus, Antisthenes
Disciples
Plato, Xenophon, Antisthenes & Aristippus
Written book
None

11 comments:

  1. I can't realize the Socrates period.What's a brilliant power he has?But nobody doesn't care about his power because people feel the real things late.

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  2. Eik SkúladóttirAugust 5, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Thanks for the post. I would like to see more of Socrates. I have heard of documentary about philosophy, which talks Socrates. Please, somebody drop a note for me.

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  3. I could understand after read the history of Socrates ,t the general public never changes their habit from the begin .

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  4. Socrates lives in the philosophical world due to hard work of his students and also his confidence .

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  5. Muredac Becerra BarreraSeptember 26, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    How did you collect such an amount of The great philosopher Socrates's history?These documents are valuable, and It will help for who searching about Socrates's records.

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  6. The great philosopher Socrates was an amazing thinker, and he was excellent in making people to think, but it was successful after his death.

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  7. When we talk with the quote I know that I know nothing ,never forget to talk about Socrates's last minute,what we studied about his last minute?

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  8. Amazing post ,this the great philosopher Bio data.I never see it.

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  9. Do you know the reason ,Why Socrates hasn't written books? If you know the real reason please share it?

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  10. He can't write but he's a good adviser and philosopher

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  11. From Socrates's bio data,He can know read and write so why he wrote any book ? Is any real reason for that?

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