Socrates was one of the founders of Western Philosophy. He is credited with inventing a new form of discourse, the Socratic Method, which revolutionized teaching and is still widely used today. His methods won him few fans, however, and ultimately he was charged with corrupting the youth of Athens and was put to death. Learn more about the mysterious man who taught Plato and so many others.
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Host: Liliana de Castro
Artwork: Kim Parkhurst
Directed by Michael Harrison
Written and Produced by Kimberly Hatch Harrison
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Bust of Socrates in the Louvre
Author: Eric Gaba (Sting)
Socrates by Leonidas Drosis, Athens - Academy of Athens
Author: DIMSFIKAS at Greek Wikipedia ; corte Eugenio Hansen, OFS
Columns of the Temple of Apollo
Author: Patar knight