Greek Philosopher - Socrates

As a classical Greek philosopher he was credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. And also he was the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition of thought. In Western philosophy Socrates was a hugely important. Greek philosopher Socrates was born in the Greek City State Athens, in 469 BC. He was a great Teacher. His method of teaching was to ask questions about morality and justice. When answers are given, he will point out what is wrong in those replies. 

Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues. His method of teaching is known as the Socratic Method. Even today this system is used in education. His view was that all wrongdoing is based on ignorance. " Unexamined life is not worth living" he said. He was accused by Government for corrupting the youth, by his teachings. He was put to death by drinking the poison hemlock. Philosopher Plato recorded the philosophy of Socrates. Even today, he is respected as a great Educationist. He died in 399 BC, at the age of 70. He has a extremely great place in the history of happiness.     

In a new light

The prison where Socrates was