Socrates was a teacher of mankind. He is known as the father of truth. He changed philosophy to any point before Socrates is called pre-Socratic. Socrates never wrote anything down. Socrates is known to us by some of his students. The largest contributor being Plato, one of his prime students. The first half of Plato’s writings are about Socrates.
Socrates set out to prove he was not so wise. He approached some of the wisest men he could think of. He was not so satisfied with his interviews. He said maybe I am The wisest man in the world ” because he knew what he knew and he knew what he didn’t know…” At any rate he made some enemies. Shortly afterwards he as brought up on charges and arrested. According to the democratic law, you were allowed to plea bargain for your life.The convicted would bring in his family, relatives ‘and friends to show everyone who depends on the accused.
Socrates came into court by himself. When he was asked to propose his own punishment, he asked for a reward, like the athletes, who were taken care of for the rest of their lives.They offered only a few years of entertainment, while he offered eternal happiness. I deserve at least the same reward. Socrates was sentenced to death, for piety, and corruption of the youth. While he was in prison his friends managed a plan for his escape.It was all taken care of the guards would look the other way to allow this. Socrates said no for it would undermine his own teachings and make him a hypocrite, and all his life’s teachings would be in vain. Also he would look like a coward because he believed no true philosopher was afraid of death.
He willingly drank the poison hemlock, which would make your body go numb from the feet slowly up to you heart. his legs were getting numb when he spoke his last words to his friend Crito which was to repay a small debt they had. Socrates main teaching was that knowledge was virtue. The more you knew about yourself the better of a person you would become.
Confucius lived about the same time. He was also a teacher of mankind. His main teachings was to know yourself, above all else, know yourself
Jesus Christ built his church on knowledge. I believe it to be self knowledge which is a fact that is being hidden from Christens.
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