Socrates life began in 469 BC when he was born in Athens Greece to an ordinary Greek family (Twardowski, 353). While he was growing up he received a very typical education, no different than any other average child living in Athens at the time. As he got older he became very muscular, although was quite short according to Plato’s, Symposium. After his education he went on to become a hoplite, an Athenian ...
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...s and therapists, people we tend to go to for help, use this method of questioning exactly as Socrates did, but he was killed for it. Through the virtues, morals, and the Socratic method, Socrates was able to impact the daily lives of humans’ centuries after his death.
While Socrates was frowned upon by many people of his time, we now study the life he lived in order to help benefit our own understanding of life. We use his method of questioning everyday, most commonly for the good of our society whether it is helping people discover what is going on in their own mind or through prosecuting the not yet proven guilty member in a trial. As stated before, Socrates claims himself he was never a teacher, rather a midwife of ideas. Ironically, he has become a teacher for our society, thousands of years after his life in Greece, more than he could have ever comprehended.
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