AUTHOR | SOCRATES



For Socrates 29 Quotes are available

Socrates | Epistemology, ethics



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Socrates (Sokrátes. 470/469 – 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 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'.
Through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and it is this Platonic Socrates who lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, or elenchus. The latter remains a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions, and is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions is asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to encourage fundamental insigh

Born in: Born: 470/469 BC Deme Alopece, Athens Died: 399 BC (aged approx. 71) Athens







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Let him who would move the world first move himself.

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The greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way...

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By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll b...

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There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ign...

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Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in...

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Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get y...

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Know thyself.

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By means of beauty, all beautiful things become beau...

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Education is the kindling of a flame, not the fillin...

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