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John Nguyen

on 28 August 2014

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Transcript of Socrates

What is Western philosophy?
His students and passed down teachings
Born circa 470 B.C
in Athens, Greece.
Founding figure of
western philosophy.
Most exemplary and
strangest of the
greek philosophers.

Grew up during the
golden age of Pericles'
His style of teaching
was immortalized as
the Socratic method.

He led to some of the
greatest minds of
philosophy and
greatly impacted
the thought of western philosophy
History of Socrates
by John Nguyen and Armando Brillon
Western philosophy is a line of philosophical thinking which combined ideas and goals to achieve a final result
He believed that western philosophy should achieve practical results for the greater well being of society and each of its individuals.
He attempted to establish an ethical system.
Socrates taught by asking questions.
He pointed out that human choice was motivated by the desire for happiness .
Socrates created a chain of ancient greece's best thinkers.

his 3 students Aristotle, Plato and xenophon were his legacy.

and they continued to pass down his teachings even after he died.

They all became the brightest minds of the philosophical age of greece.
He passed down the Socratic Method
which allowed the people to question
the government without consequence.

He was put on trial and convicted for teaching the children of Athens to think and work for themselves.
Rather than fleeing to exile, he accepted his death sentence in 399 BC
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