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S: The Great Thinker

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FC: The Life of the Great Thinker By Sahiti & Anum | 469 B.C- 399 B.C

1: Socrates gave up his private business and life, so he could search for the TRUTH.He believed people could discover truth if they knew how to THINK.

2: Socrates practiced his father's art and soon made a living out of sculpturing, too. | Socrates was born in 469 B.C. His mother's name was Phaenarete. She was a mid-wife. His father's name was Sothroniscus. He was a sculptor. They were a poor family and relied on the sculpting.

3: Socrates was married to Xanthippe. She was said to be much younger than him. They had three sons: Lamprocles, Sophroniscus and Menexenus. | Socrates considered discussing philosophy as the only important occupation other than art, his fathers occupation.

4: PHILOSOPHY | *Socrates walked throughout Athens trying to teach people how to think. *He did it by asking questions. *Each question was designed to teach people how to think. *He made the Socrates method. *The Socrates method led to step-by-step questions until a final conclusion, or truth. *He had two types of Philosophy.The negative and positive.

5: OSPHY | *In the negative stage, Socrates, approaching his intended pupil in an attitude of assumed ignorance, would begin to ask a question, apparently for his own information. *He would follow this by other questions until his student would at last confess to ignorance of the subject discussed. *Because of the pretended deference which Socrates played to the superior intelligence of his pupil, this stage of the method was called "Socratic Irony." | The Negative Side | The Positive Side | *In the positive stage of the method, once the pupil had acknowledged his ignorance, Socrates would proceed to another series of questions. *That statement expressed the concept of the subject, or the definition. *Knowledge through concepts, or knowledge by definition, is the aim. *The entire process was called, "Hueristic.”

6: *All Athenians did not like the Socratic method. *Some were pleased but others thought that his idea was dangerous.They did not like how Socrates pointed out their mistakes. * Soon the Athenians began to think of his method as a threat. *Socrates was tried before a judge and 500 citizens. *He defended himself by talking about wealth and goodness. *However, the judge found him guilty and he was sentenced to death. *Socrates had to drink from a glass of poisonous juice.

7: After his death they regretted killing him, so they put a statue in his honor.

8: I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world. -Socrates Be as you wish to seem. -Socrates I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. It is not living that matters, but living rightly. -Socrates If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it. -Socrates | Quotes

9: Bibliography | *http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/socrates.html#ixzz1qE7FRsJz *http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/socrates-259.php *http://thespiritualun.org/ http://msnowe.wordpress.com/2009/11/ http://www.flavus.org/index.php?page=Socrates http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-greatest-speeches.php/socrates http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/socr.htm | Human Heritage A World History Miriam Green Blatt Peter S. Lemmo copyright 2004

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