Influential Past Teachers

The Wisdom of Socrates

A compilation of some of philosopher Socrates‘ words of wisdom. Socrates remains, as he was in his lifetime (469-399 B.C), an enigma, an inscrutable individual who, despite having written nothing, is considered one of the handful of philosophers who forever changed how philosophy itself was to be conceived. All our information about him is second-hand and most of it vigorously disputed, but his trial and death at the hands of the Athenian democracy is nevertheless the founding myth of the academic discipline of philosophy, and his influence has been felt far beyond philosophy itself, and in every age.

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