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Philosophy of Socrates

Philosophy of Socrates Socrates was the first of the three famous Athenian philosophers (the other two being Aristotle and Plato). Born in the Greek capital in the year 469 BC, he lived during the reign of Pericles at a time when the Athenian empire was at its peak. It is believed that he did not…

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01 – Socrates on Self-Confidence – Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness

This six part series on philosophy is presented by popular British philosopher Alain de Botton, featuring six thinkers who have influenced history, and their… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Was Philosopher Socrates the Father of Modern Democracy?

It is often argued that Socrates believed “ideals belong in a world that only the wise man can understand”, making the philosopher the only type of person suitable to govern others. According to Plato’s account, Socrates was in no way subtle about his particular beliefs on government. He openly objected to the democracy that ran…

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