The Elentic Method of Socrates

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Socrates is a Classical Greek Athenian philosopher. He was one of the founders of Western philosophy. He was born around 470 BCE and died in 399 BCE. He became very well- known through his students Plato and Xenophon. He had his insistence on the truth and on being honest, which led to his execution. Socrates was a brilliant man in what he has done. There was said that he was “corrupting the youth of Athens not to worship the city gods and of introducing new gods” Johnston (2006: 8). All he has done was just to learn the youth to think beyond what they know and to question everything, which is right what he done. That is why I say he was brilliant in what he has practiced he’s whole life. Socrates decided that he is wise, because he knew that he knows that he knew nothing. He was a sarcastic philosopher. He questioned people to how they know what is right. He criticized the thinking of others. He’s method was the “questioning and answering”. Chaerephon a good friend of Socrates, they grew up together as boys, has made and inquiry from the Oracle concerning Socrates, that if he was to be the wisest of all. The concern of Chaerephon made Socrates gone on a mission to find out about his friends concern about him. Socrates reflected after hearing of the Oracle. The Phythian priestess of Delphi answered that no one is wiser than Socrates. Socrates has gone to all Atheaneans experts to argue and to try find out who is really the wisest of all. Socrates profession of ignorance was about the matter on which enquiries focused, and indeed all matters of real importance the first fact of Socrates being the wisest was the answer of the Oracle of Delphi. It stated that no one was wiser than Socrates. His profession was too understood in connection with commitment of the oracles message of universal human ignorance concerning ethics.
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