Who is Socrates? What are they interest? Early Life Journey
Socrates is a very old Greek and wonderful philosopher who become a very powerful in the development of Greek philosophy and, therefore Western philosophy in general.
The most extensive and great knowledge we have of him comes from his inspiration Plato’s, many dialogues, but there is a small information about him in the historian Xenophon’s Memorabilia, Apology and Symposium, and in Aristophanes’ The Clouds and the Wasps.
Socrates was born at Athens in the year of 469BC. And his father, Sophroniskus, was a terrific sculptor and he followed the same profession in the early part of his life. His family was honorable in descent, but humble in point of means.
He had the primary education of the Athenian citizen, which joined not only knowledge of the mother tongue, and readings in the Greek poets, also the fundamentals of Arithmetic, Geometry and Astronomy as then known.
Philosophical Career Voyage
Socrates have a huge links with philosophy career, a some situations of his life are known, he served as a hoplite, or heavy-armed foot-soldier, at the siege of Potidaea, at the battle of Deliurn, and at Amphibious. His bravely and patience were to a great extent celebrated by his friends.
Someplace about the middle period of his life, he relinquished his occupation as statuary, and gave himself up to the career that ended him famous. Deservedly styled a philosopher, he neither private himself for study, not opened a school for the regular instruction of pupils.
Socrates disclaimed the designation of teacher. His practice was to talk or communicates, to battle without end” as his enemies supposed. Early bodily training and the school where young’s were receiving instructions.
Socrates were to be sawing at the marketplace at the long hour when it was most crowded among the booths and tables where goods were exposed for sale. His full day was usually spent in this public manner.
He spoke with any one, young old, rich poor, who sought to address him, and in the hearing of all who stood by. As it was attractive, interested, and informative to hear, certain persons made it their habit to attend him in public as companions and also listeners
The great Orator Cicero previously assumed that “Socrates brought down philosophy from the heavers to the Earth. “The previous philosophies consisted of vast and vague speculations on nature as a whole, combination together Cosmogony, Astronomy, and Geometry, Physics, Metaphysics, etc.
Socrates had studied these systems, and they had left on his mind a feeling of blankness and incompatibility for any human purposes. It seemed to him that men’s happenings after knowledge would be better directed to human.
Relationships, as involving men’s practical concerns. Consequently, he was the first proclaim that “the fully study of mankind is man”, human nature, human duties and human happiness that make up a field of really urgent and beneficial analysis.
In the year of 400BC, a condemnation was laid against Socrates, in the following terms, Socrates is responsible is guilty of crime: first, for not venerating the Gods whom the city worships, and for introducing new divinities of his own; next for corrupting the youth.
The punishment due is death.’ The trial took place before a court composed of citizen-judges, like our juries, but far more numerous; the number present seems to have been 557. His explanation is preserved by Plato, underneath the title, Apology of Socrates.
On A Mission
Socrates on his important mission to criminal men of their ignorance for their ultimate benefit. He prominent himself in a public blessing to the Athenians, and acknowledged that if his life was conserved he would carry on in the same course; and regarded the prospect of death with utter lack of concern.
Majority of five or six he was adjudged blameworthy and sentenced to the death by poison during 399BC. Socrates passed the last day of life in maintenance with his friends on the immortality of the soul. He then drank the hemlock, and passed away with the distinction and calmness becoming his past career.