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Running head: SOCRATES PHILOSOPHY 1
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SOCRATES PHILOSOPHY 2
Socrates philosophy
The word philosophy is derived from the words “love” and “wisdom” translated to Greek
as “philo” and “Sophia.” In effect, philosophy practically meaning the love associated with
wisdom, its pursuit, enquiry into and study of the concept of wisdom (Morrison 2010).
Philosophers have suggested varied meaning ranging from art associated with thinking or the
study involved with thought patterns and emotions among human beings. On the other hand,
Athenian religion in Socrates lifetime associated religion with events of public participation as
indicated by the law. They compromised of a series of regulated festivals throughout the
Athenian calendar. In this study, we will examine the Socrates identity as a philosopher through
means of acquiring wisdom, ideas regarding mortality, rejection of Athenian religion for
purposes of proving that he was a philosopher and not a religious figure.
Throughout his life until his demise, Socrates lived as a philosopher since he was
wisdom’s lover. To him the acquisition of wisdom was the single most important thing in
anyone’s life. Its deficiency was associated with the highest form of poverty. In his pursuit for
wisdom, he used the method of asking questions popularly known as dialectic accruing from the
Greek translation of the word conversation. According to Morrison, ( 2010) the philosophical
method of collecting information was designed to remove the incorrect interpretation of the
issues thus moving the conversationalist towards acquisition of a clearer picture regarding the
correct or true answer. Socrates argued that within every person lies the truth behind life’s
ultimate issues. In fact, he associated this process of acquiring the truth with the midwives role in
delivering a child (Rowe 2007).
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Running head: SOCRATES PHILOSOPHY Socrates philosophy Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation 1 SOCRATES PHILOSOPHY 2 Socrates philosophy The word philosophy is derived from the words “love” and “wisdom” translated to Greek as “philo” and “Sophia.” In effect, philosophy practically meaning the love associated with wisdom, its pursuit, enquiry into and study of the concept of wisdom (Morrison 2010). Philosophers have suggested varied meaning ranging from art associated with thinking or the study involved with thought patterns and emotions among human beings. On the other hand, Athenian religion in Socrates lifetime associated religion with events of public participation as indicated by the law. They compromised of a series of regulated festivals throughout the Athenian calendar. In this study, we will examine the Socrates identity as a philosopher through means of acquiring wisdom, ideas regarding mortality, rejection of Athenian religion for purposes of proving that he was a philosopher and not a religious figure. Throughout his life until his demise, Socrates lived as a philosopher since he was wisdom’s lover. To him the acquisition of wisdom was the sin ...
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