Socrates : An Intelligent Classical Greek Philosopher And The Father Of Western Thought

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Socrates was an intelligent classical Greek Philosopher and the father of Western thought. He was a brilliant teacher, full of questions, annoying to some, and a very wise man. He was born in Athens Greece, in (c. 470-399 B.C.E.) (Archetypes of Wisdom, 95) Little is known about his life, but what we do know through the writings of his students, especially Plato, is that Socrates had a unique philosophy and charisma, that is still highly influential today.
Socrates was born to Sophroniscus a sculptor, and mother Phaenarete, a midwife. (www.biography.com) Because he was not from a royal family it is assumed that he most likely received an ordinary Greek education. Learning his father’s craft from a young age and following in his profession it is believed Socrates worked as a sculptor for several years prior to devoting his life to his true love, and passion, philosophy.
He married a woman named Xanthippe and they had three sons.( Archetypes of Wisdom 100) His wife was not a happy lady with his philosophy career and she did not believe he was a reliable provider for their family. “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.” ( Socrates) I think this quote provides a humorous yet truthful idea of the relationship between the Socrates and his wife Xanthippe. Socrates valued the well-being of his community and friendships, he fought courageously in the Military, lived a simple

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