Socrates


Philosophy in ancient Greece was merely a type of argument, until
a pioneer named showed the world a new way of thinking.
was born in 469 BC in Athens (where he lived all his life) as
the son of Sophroniscus, a stonemason, and Phaenarete. In his life,
changed common philosophy, which was a study of why the way
things are, into a consideration of the virtue and health of the human
soul. Rather than writing books and recording his thoughts himself, he
orally passed on his thoughts to many young people of his time, one of
which is Plato. felt so strongly bout his beliefs, that he
lived by them, and in doing so, became the first martyr in history to die
for philosophical ...

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on. Also, he felt that man is good
in nature but can produce wrong. For example, "Socrates believed that to
do wrong is to damage one's soul, and that is the worst thing one can
do"(Grolier). From this he concluded that one should never return wrong,
and it is worse to do wrong than to be wronged. Socrates felt that
revenge was evil and would bring a man to his downfall. It was his
belief that self-conscious philosophy with correct morals would produce
worthy results.
Socrates influenced Western thought through his unique method of
thinking. Socrates introduced a concern for detailed method in thought,
and added an interest of logic in argument.
Socrates stressed that if man could retain knowledge than he should be
able to give definitions and details. These details should be used in
argument as a reason for many thoughts. Socrates also believed in a
unity of virtues, and that they all lead to knowledge. In his arguments
Socrates always insisted on a ...

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