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  • Later Became Known As The Socratic Method
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    Socrates: A Great Philosopher Kimberly Whitaker Honors Survey of World History: HOUR 1151 Dr. V eula J. Rhodes, Instructor Albany State University November 22, 1999 Foreword Thesis: Exploring Socrates and his philosophies give the seeker a new understanding of the life and society in which Socrates lived. With this new understanding, one can compare or contrast other views of the period. In doing this, the researcher is provided with a map of ideas and philosophies throughout history. This map c...
  • One's Own Life
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    In order to help us understand the meaning of Philosophy we must first understand the long debates regarding what it means to be human, and how 'being' differs from 'to be'. Does an individual become human or is "that" individual only "that" individual? How does being differ from to be? The fundamental capacity to understand the world outside the world of the individual and his or her internal world includes the ability to interpret, characterize, and associate what things seem to be singular, o...
  • Socrates Friends
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    Socrates was perhaps the most interesting and influential thinker in the fifth century. He was dedicated to careful reasoning and he wanted genuine knowledge rather than the victory over his opponent. He learned the rhetoric and dialectics of the Sophists, the ideas of the Loni an philosophers, and the general culture of Periclean Athens. Socrates used the same knowledge by the Sophists to get a new purpose, the pursuit of truth. He called everything into question and he was determined to accept...
  • 6 Philosopher Ruler
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    Plato's The Republic Books 6 through 10 In books 6 through 10 of Plato's Republic, we see many different discussions on the subject of justice, philosophy, and goodness. The philosopher Socrates has now defined what a philosopher is. His next task is to show that a philosopher is best qualified to be the ruler of a state. A good ruler must surely know what Justice and Goodness are, for he must administer Justice and always act for the good of the community. But a philosopher, as we have seen, ha...
  • Socrates Death Plato
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    Plato was a Greek philosopher during the 4th century BCE. He was born in 427 BCE, during the "Golden Age of Athens". His birth was three years after the Peloponnesian War began and one year after Pericles died from the plague. Plato was the son of Ariston, a descendant from the last king of Athens and Perictone, a descendant of Solon. Solon was an aristocratic reformer who wrote the constitution that established Athenian democracy. Plato's family supported Pericles as leader of Athens. Elected a...
  • Ones Socrates Believes
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    The focus of Socrates at this time in Plato's Republic is of the ideal city and how it can be traced to the human soul. Socrates believes that the city he has proposed to the other men is perfect in itself. He says that this city possesses four virtues which are the base for the city being perfect. These are the virtues of wisdom, courage, moderation and lastly but most importantly is the virtue of justice. He breaks down the city into classes and he says how each man within the city is responsi...
  • Separation Of The Body And The Soul
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    The first item of discussion in Socrates' argument is the separation of the body and the soul. Socrates gains full agreement from Simmias and Cebes when he says that death is simply a separation of the body and the soul. He then makes the argument that this parting is what the philosopher should look forward to and work for. Socrates also gains his friends' acknowledgement that the philosopher's lifelong goal is to seek wisdom, and that the body impedes that search. Assuming that they are real, ...
  • Life Of The Greek Philosopher Socrates
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    The life of the Greek philosopher Socrates (469-399 BC) marks such a critical point in Western thought that standard histories divide Greek philosophy into pre-Socratic and post-Socratic periods. Socrates left no writings of his own, and his work has inspired almost as many different interpretations as there have been interpreters. He remains one of the most important and one of the most enigmatic figures in Western philosophy. As a young man Socrates became fascinated with the new scientific id...
  • Leaving Of The Body And The Philosopher
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    George Waszczuk 9/25/2000 Wed: 6: 30-9: 30 pm Phaedo Summary Socrates stands now before his disciples telling them he is not afraid of dying because he says death is what the true philosopher waits for all his life. The philosopher must have lived a good life, and when death is presented upon him, he should take the opportunity. Socrates formed a conclusion that: "That the real philosopher has reason to be of good cheer when he is about to die, and after death he may hope to obtain the greatest ...
  • Last Day Of Socrates Life
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    Phaedo Philosophy is a vast field. It examines and probes many different fields. Virtue, morality, immortality, death, and the difference between the psyche (soul) and the soma (body) are just a few of the many different topics which can be covered under the umbrella of philosophy. Philosophers are supposed to be experts on all these subjects. The have well thought out opinions, and they are very learned people. Among the most revered philosophers of all time was Socrates. Living around the 5th ...
  • Important Discussions Of The Real Socrates
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    Socrates was and is one of the most influential figures in the history of Western philosophy. He was a philosopher of Athens, generally regarded as one of the wisest people of all time. As if to fill the gap, successive individual philosophers and philosophical traditions - from Plato to Aristotle and beyond - construct a range of different Socrates, to serve either as a model for emulation or as a target of attack. It is this idea of the truth being pursued, rather than discovered, that charact...
  • Socrates On Trial In 399 B.C.
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    SOCRATES Socrates was a Greek philosopher who lived between 470-399 B.C. He turned Greek attention toward questions of ethics and virtue and away from those of the heavenly bodies. Socrates spent much time in the Agora (marketplace) where he held conversations with townspeople. Socrates believed that real truth could be found out through thought and collaboration with others. He was known for exposing ignorance, hypocrisy, and conceit. Despite having many followers, Socrates was disliked by most...
  • Gods During Socrates Time
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    THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOCRATES Philosophy was both serious and dangerous, Socrates chose to ignore both. Ignoring the first made him one of the most engaging of all philosophers, ignoring the second was to cost him his life. He was born in a middle class home in Athens, in 470 BCE. His parents were Phaenarete and Sophroniscus. His mother had a reputation for her patient and intuitive skill in delivering babies in and around the neighborhood. The latter, his father was a craftsman, stonecutter by...
  • Most Famous Philosophers Of Our History Socrates
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    One of the most famous philosophers of our history Socrates had lived his last days in a pretty controversial way. He was accused for several faults that he was barely aware of. There was a trial, which raises a definite question of whether or not this trial, as well as its outcomes, was just. In order to answer this question in an appropriate way, we must turn our attention to the existing, probably the most reliable, information source that survived up till nowadays. This is the well-known Apo...
  • Ideas And Happenings In Socrates Life Show
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    What is philosophy Philosophy is the study of knowledge, as well as the study of the most fundamental questions of human existence and reality. A philosopher, therefore, is a lover of wisdom. There have been many philosophers, but Socrates stands out from this intelligent group. Socrates is the first great philosopher of the western world. He helped define philosophy and provided a strong base for this branch of studying and questioning. Socrates is an important person in history because he was ...
  • More Obvious Differences Between Cicero And Socrates
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    Socrates and Marcus Tullius Cicero were both two great philosophers of their time. They both had great intellectual and highly philosophical ideas on many things, but the complexity of their ideas do not generally agree each others. One reason why there may be a distinct difference in belief is simply because Cicero was a Greek and Socrates was a Roman men. They also lived in different times, Socrates being born in 470 BC, and Cicero in 106 BC. Such differences between the two philosophers makes...
  • Plato
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    Plato's Life There is an ancient story (very likely a true one) that Plato was originally named Aristo cles, but acquired the nickname Plato ("broad" or "wide" in Greek) on account of his broad shoulders. Both of Plato's parents were from distinguished aristocratic families. Plato himself, because of family connections and expectations as well as personal interest, looked forward to a life of political leadership. Besides being born into an illustrious family, Plato was born into an illustrious ...
  • Most Important To Socrates
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    Istvan Kurunczi Philosophy 101 Dr. Kasper Socrates "Truth and Good" Philosophers examine truth, virtue, morality, immortality, death, and the difference between the psyche (soul) and the soma (body), which are just a few of the many different topics that can be covered within philosophy. Philosophers are supposed to be experts on all these subjects. They have well thought out opinions, and they are very learned people. Among the most revered philosophers of all time was Socrates, who made some v...

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