Who is Socrates?

  • (noun): Ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC).


Socrates ( /ˈsɒkrətiːz/; Greek: Σωκράτης, Ancient Greek pronunciation:, Sōkrátēs; c. 469 BC – 399 BC) was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato's dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity.

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Caminhos Do Coração - Plot
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Socrates Schools - Campus
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Christopher Phillips - Published Works - Books
... editions, where available) "Constitution Cafe" (ISBN 978-0-393-06480-3) (2011) "Socrates In Love" (ISBN 978-0393330670) (2007) "Six Questions of Socrates" (ISBN 978-039332679 ...
Socrates - Legacy - Ahmadiyya Viewpoint
... his book Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge Truth that Socrates was a prophet of the ancient Greeks ... The apparent prophetic qualities of Socrates are indeed a subject for debate ... Similarly, Socrates often refers to God in the singular as opposed to the plural and actively rejected the Greek pantheon of Gods and Goddesses unless citing ...

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    As an example of just how useless these philosophers are for any practice in life there is Socrates himself, the one and only wise man, according to the Delphic Oracle. Whenever he tried to do anything in public he had to break off amid general laughter. While he was philosophizing about clouds and ideas, measuring a flea’s foot and marveling at a midge’s humming, he learned nothing about the affairs of ordinary life.
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