Socrates and Western Philosophy

prasanth1 By prasanth1, 2nd Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This article gives a short account of the life of Socrates.

Socrates and Western Philosophy

Socrates is hailed as one of the greatest founders of Western Philosophy. He was born in 469 BC in Athens. The noted philosopher Plato was the student of Socrates and it is primarily from his writings that we come to know more about Socrates. Socrates has made immense contribution to the field of ethics.

Some of the main interests of Socrates include epistemology and logic. That two important concepts called the Socratic Irony and the Socratic Method have formed during his times speaks volumes about his contribution to the branch of ancient philosophy. Socrates was the first to suggest that self-development is the ideal solution for man rather than material pursuits. In other words according to Socrates man should spend his life searching for various ways to develop by his self rather than running after material wealth. Socrates died in 399 BC in Athens.


Classical Greek, Epistemology, Ethics, Socrates, Western Philosophy

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Jan 2012 (#)

Our bane has always been pursuit of material wealth at the cost of everything else. Thanks, Prasanth - siva

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