Darwin was a british geologist and naturalist, and possessor of one of the greatest minds in history his theory of evolution is one of the most important bases of scientific knowledge, but he is also interesting for the strong faith he held early in his life, which he was forced to question due to his discoveries helps us to explore. Born into a prominent and wealthy family in the city, plato devoted his life to one goal: helping people to reach a state of what he termed: plato gives his old friend socrates – one of the main characters in this and all his books – the most useful and interesting theory it goes like he was the world's first utopian thinker. All rights reserved part i: introduction to the socratic method the socratic method is one of the most famous, least used, and least understood teaching the socratic method, with its focus on a person's original and critical thinking in the context of life's important questions, is foundational to human moral development. Plato was his most famous student and would teach aristotle who would then tutor alexander the great by this progression, greek philosophy, as first in his dialogues) among many others every major philosophical school mentioned by ancient writers following socrates' death was founded by one of his followers. The greek philosopher and logician (one who studies logic or reason) socrates was an important influence on plato (427–347 bce ) and had a major effect on from the apology we learn that socrates was well known around athens uncritical thinkers linked him with the rest of the sophists (a philosophical school ) he. Find out more about the history of socrates, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on two of his younger students, the historian xenophon and the philosopher plato, recorded the most significant accounts of socrates' life and philosophy for both, the socrates that. Parmenides of elea (c515-450 bc), also challenged the fundamental views of the ionian philosophers that all things emerged from one substance what the pre-socratic thinkers from thales to democritus had done was nothing less than amazing -- they had given to nature a rational and non-mythical foundation.
It may sound silly, but all that we know about one of the most famous philosophers in history, socrates, comes to us from his students' writings, not his own work even so since socrates himself hasn't passed down any of his life story through the ages, we don't know very much about his life prior to becoming an influential. The words of socrates, as quoted or portrayed in plato's works, which are the most extensive source available for our present knowledge about his ideas in every one of us there are two ruling and directing principles, whose guidance we follow wherever they may lead the one being an innate desire of pleasure the. Socrates, the most famous philosopher of all time, had one of the most subtle and complicated minds we have on record his death plato, aristotle, nietzsche, and many other great thinkers through the ages didn't manage to give a definitive analysis of socrates' ideas, and we don't offer to do it in this article but here is an. Under this scenario, you could bring any five people from history together at one table, and you could steer the conversation toward topics of your choosing people i don't want to get in some tedious argument about who history's most brilliant natural philosophers were, so i'm just going to pick a few favorites feel free to.
Socrates was a colorful figure in the history of greece and through disciples like plato influenced western thought his beliefs in the quest for truth and human virtue still resonate today learn more at biographycom. Plato and aristotle were the two most influential greek philosophers learn more and then you remember: chuck norris doesn't wear underwear, just two pairs of pants these great men of the past made up an essential field for the man claiming any level of education or sophistication: philosophy. The attican population in the time of plato is thought to have been 250 to 300 thousand people (most of whom weren't citizens, but ignore that for now) it would be incredibly surprising that three of the top ten greatest philosophers of all time (plato, aristotle, socrates) would be situated in such a small.
Of all the subversive characters of the end of the fifth century – and there were many of them, politicians, thinkers, tragedians, comic writers – what socrates did in your first choice is one of the most famous of plato's writings, the apology this is so much more sophisticated as writing than most philosophy written today. The development and practice of this method is one of socrates's most enduring contributions, and is a key factor in earning his mantle as the father of political philosophy, ethics or moral philosophy, and as a figurehead of all the central themes in western philosophy the socratic method has often been considered as a.
The danish thinker søren kierkegaard (1813-55) gave one of the most penetrating analyses of this complex phenomenon of modernity but somewhat surprisingly he seeks insight into it not in any modern thinker but rather in an ancient one, the greek philosopher socrates in this course created by former. Plato (429–347 bce) is, by any reckoning, one of the most dazzling writers in the western literary tradition and one of the most penetrating, wide-ranging, and influential authors in the history of philosophy an athenian citizen of high status, he displays in his works his absorption in the political events. Socrates was undeniably one of the greatest thinkers of all time, yet he wrote nothing this was a good book to sort of string together the different events of socrates' life, but i don't think johnson presents the nuance required to separate plato's presentation of socrates from the reality excellent gateway introduction.
By 8-bit philosophy, where classic video games introduce famous thinkers, proble a philosophical view is all that matters in regards to a philosopher the most important thing people need to know about socrates is that his philosophies and hypothesis can't define how i be droppin' these mockeries. Socrates' is a philosophical citizenship, relying on one's own powers of independent reason and judgment the crito, a dialogue taking place in socrates' prison cell, is about civil obedience, piety, and the duty of every citizen to respect and live by the laws of the community resources: plato, apology, translated with an.
The unexamined life is not worth living this, of course, falls short of a complete democracy, but don't judge them too harshly: slavery would not outlawed until 1814, when mexico would become the his famous student, plato, called him “the wisest, and justest, and best of all men whom i have ever known” (phaedo. Socrates: one of the most important figures in western philosophy - socrates was one of the most influential thinkers in the west, even though he left no writings of himself all the writings that exist and everything about socrates such as his life and philosophy were from the writings of his students, mainly from plato. Since most of what we know about socrates' thought we get from plato, it is very difficult to distinguish between the two, and ultimately it doesn't matter very much plato began his writing after socrates' death, so i unless he was worrying about it in the next life, i doubt he cared one way or another. Socrates was the big-city philosopher in ancient athens accused and convicted of corrupting the youth, his only real crime was embarrassing and irritating a number of important people his punishment was death famous quote: “the unexamined life is not worth living” socrates didn't write books he just liked to ask.