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[Summary]Socrates Socrates (/ˈsɒkrətiːz/;[2]Greek: Σωκράτης [sɔːkrátɛːs], Sōkrátēs; 470/469 – 399 BC)[1] was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the ac

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Socrates

Socrates (/ˈsɒkrətiːz/;[2]Greek: Σωκράτης [sɔːkrátɛːs], Sōkrátēs; 470/469 – 399 BC)[1] 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 classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Plato's dialogues are among the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity, though it is unclear the degree to which Socrates himself is "hidden behind his 'best disciple', Plato".[3]

Socrates Quotes

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." - Socrates quotes from BrainyQuote.com

Plato on Knowledge in the Theaetetus (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

1. Introduction

The Theaetetus, which probably dates from about 369 BC, is arguably Plato's greatest work on epistemology. (Arguably, it is his greatest work on anything.) Plato (c.427–347 BC) has much to say about the nature of knowledge elsewhere. But only the Theaetetus offers a set-piece discussion of the question “What is knowledge?”

Socratic Definitions

Socratic Definitions

I. The “What is X?” Question

Socrates asked a simple kind of question that revolutionized philosophy: “What is it?”

Usually raised about significant moral or aesthetic qualities (e.g., justice, courage, wisdom, temperance, beauty).

Such questions are the central concern of the “Socratic” (early) dialogues of Plato.

Socrates' Educational Theory

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The Educational Theory of Socrates

Analyst: Bob Burgess

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Due to the fact that Socrates (469 B.C.-399 B.C.) wrote nothing, or next to nothing, regarding his philosophical insights and methods, we are left to glean the essence of his works from the writings of others. We also can assume that the major philosophical writings on Socrates, those by Plato and Xenophen, are somewhat tainted due to editorial license and unconscious subjective motivation. There is an accepted way to grade the evidence when evaluating Socrates:

Wisdom (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

1. Wisdom as Epistemic Humility

Socrates' view of wisdom, as expressed by Plato in The Apology (20e-23c), is sometimes interpreted as an example of a humility theory of wisdom (see, for example, Ryan 1996 and Whitcomb, 2010). In Plato's Apology, Socrates and his friend Chaerephon visit the oracle at Delphi. As the story goes, Chaerephon asks the oracle whether anyone is wiser than Socrates. The oracle's answer is that Socrates is the wisest person. Socrates reports that he is puzzled by this answer since so many other people in the community are well known for their extensive knowledge and wisdom, and yet Socrates claims that he lacks knowledge and wisdom. Socrates does an investigation to get to the bottom of this puzzle. He interrogates a series of politicians, poets, and craftsmen. As one would expect, Socrates' investigation reveals that those who claim to have knowledge either do not really know any of the things they claim to know, or else know far less than they proclaim to know. The most knowledgeable of the bunch, the craftsmen, know about their craft, but they claim to know things far beyond the scope of their expertise. Socrates, so we are told, neither suffers the vice of claiming to know things he does not know, nor the vice of claiming to have wisdom when he does not have wisdom. In this revelation, we have a potential resolution to the wisdom puzzle in The Apology.

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Socrates: Philosophical Life

Plato's description of Socrates's final days continued in the Κριτων (Crito). Now in prison awaiting execution, Socrates displays the same spirit of calm reflection about serious matters that had characterized his life in freedom. Even the patent injustice of his fate at the hands of the Athenian jury produces in Socrates no bitterness or anger. Friends arrive at the jail with a foolproof plan for his escape from Athens to a life of voluntary exile, but Socrates calmly engages them in a rational debate about the moral value of such an action.

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