Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher considered to be one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is known for his method of questioning, now called the Socratic method, which he used to encourage people to question their own beliefs and seek the truth.
Socrates was born in Athens, Greece, in 469 BC.
He is considered one of the founders of Western philosophy, along with Plato and Aristotle.
Socrates never wrote any books. All of our knowledge of him comes from the works of his students, particularly Plato.
Socrates believed that pursuing knowledge and understanding was the most important goal in life.
He is best known for his method of questioning, now called the Socratic method, which he used to encourage people to question their beliefs and seek the truth.
Socrates was sentenced to death by drinking hemlock for "corrupting the youth" and "not believing in the gods of the state."
Socrates' famous quote, "The unexamined life is not worth living," reflects his belief in the importance of self-knowledge and self-awareness.
He was known for his irony, as he often pretended to be ignorant to encourage others to question their beliefs.
Socrates' philosophy focused on ethics and morality, and he believed that knowledge and virtue were closely connected.
His ideas and methods have greatly influenced Western philosophy and continue to be studied and debated.