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Socrates (/ˈsɒkrətz/; Greek: Σωκράτης [sɔːkrátɛːs], Sōkrátēs; 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".

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What if there was no Socrates?

And he was a fictional character invented by Plato? How would we know?

Contributed by Madeline Johnson


How dare you waste my time with that 20 pages!!! Actually, you at least learn that you don't know anything after all..

Contributed by Madeline Johnson

He demolishes your argument!

Socrates refutes you by revealing your mutual ignorance.

Contributed by Madeline Johnson

The Death of Socrates  by Jacques Louis David (1787).

An amazing painting depicting Socrates, surrounded by his mourning student. As he lectures them for the last time, he is given hemlock by his most loyal follower, Plato.

Contributed by Kelsey Stewart

True knowledge lies in the realization of just how much you do not yet know.

Contributed by Kelsey Stewart

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