Unexamined life socrates vs descartes

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Amanda Neal 3/28/16 Knowledge and Reality Descartes vs. Socrates 9059-48229 “The unexamined life is not worth living for a man”. Descartes and Socrates are two of the most famous, innovative, and important philosophers in history. It is said that Socrates is “ the Father of Philosophy”, prominently due to his Socratic method of teaching, which prior to his life no one had come close to such a thing. This way of teaching does not involve giving the student the answers to questions, but rather prompting the questions to the student until they have a firm grasp of the topic. Comparatively, Descartes is described as "The Father of Modern Philosophy”, implying a similarity between the two philosophers, and the fact that Descartes built his theories off of Socrates, One could say both Socrates and Descartes used this on themselves by questioning every aspect of reality. They both understood that to fully grasp concepts in life, they had to assume nothing, or rather question all of their assumptions. Therefore, Descartes
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