Socrates - Pete Filippone Mr. Brophy/Philosophy 9/29/06...

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Pete Filippone 9/29/06 Mr. Brophy/Philosophy Socrates Essay #4 Socrates was known to be a wise person. He philosophized and questioned everything to find the truth about all aspects of life. He craved for knowledge and would not stop until he found an answer. When the oracle told him he was the wisest there was, he naturally had to question this and prove it to be true or not. Although his method of philosophy was slightly different than others, he was still able to found answers. The difference between Socrates and other wise people was that Socrates had “human wisdom” whereas Sophists, such as Prodicus of Ceos, were on a higher, more extraordinary level of wisdom. Socrates was accused of possessing this wisdom of being able to argue and persuade people to think the way he does to benefit himself. Socrates was able to defend himself using his philosophical ideas, but unfortunately his reputation had already been destroyed. The Socratic view of philosophy involves a few different aspects than other philosophers and their way of conversation. Socrates mentions many Sophists, for example Gorgias of Leontini and Hippias of Elis, who all are able to “persuade the young, who can keep company with any one of their own fellow citizens they want
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