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Socrates (/ˈsɒkrətz/; Ancient Greek: Σωκρᾰ́της, translit. Sōkrátēs, [sɔːkrátɛːs]; – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical tradition of thought. An enigmatic figure, he made no writings, and is known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers writing after his lifetime, particularly his students Plato and Xenophon. Other sources include the contemporaneous Antisthenes, Aristippus, and Aeschines of Sphettos. Aristophanes, a playwright, is the only source to have written during his lifetime.

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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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