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Ep. 42 Who Was Socrates?

October 18, 2022 OpenDoorPhilosophy
Ep. 42 Who Was Socrates?
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Open Door Philosophy
Ep. 42 Who Was Socrates?
Oct 18, 2022
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Imagine you’re in Ancient Athens, around 410 BCE, walking through the local market. There, an older man approaches you and begins to pepper you with questions. They start off simple enough, but by the end, you end up, annoyed, disagreeing with what you first claimed to be true. This man was probably Socrates, the most famous and influential philosopher of all time. But Socrates is surrounded by mystery. He never wrote anything down and we don’t even know where his beliefs stopped being documented and his student, Plato’s, started being included. Scholars don’t even agree if Socrates actually existed! Socrates' quest was a simple one: to challenge his and others beliefs to make sure his society didn’t remain complacent. And that simple goal was ultimately what led to his conviction and death. 

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Imagine you’re in Ancient Athens, around 410 BCE, walking through the local market. There, an older man approaches you and begins to pepper you with questions. They start off simple enough, but by the end, you end up, annoyed, disagreeing with what you first claimed to be true. This man was probably Socrates, the most famous and influential philosopher of all time. But Socrates is surrounded by mystery. He never wrote anything down and we don’t even know where his beliefs stopped being documented and his student, Plato’s, started being included. Scholars don’t even agree if Socrates actually existed! Socrates' quest was a simple one: to challenge his and others beliefs to make sure his society didn’t remain complacent. And that simple goal was ultimately what led to his conviction and death. 

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