(GREECE: A Renowned Philosopher)
Socrates is an Athenian philosopher who did not write down any of his ideas as he believed that writing distorts ideas. A major source of knowledge of what is known of his life is the work done by his student Plato. Plato’s ideas depict that Socrates questioned the Athenians about their moral, political, and religious beliefs. His questioning technique, called dialectic, has greatly influenced western philosophy.
It is believed that it was Socrates who said that “the unexamined life is not worth living. According to the historians in 399 B.C., he was brought to on charges of corrupting the youth and religious heresy. Sentenced to die, he drank poison. During his conversations with the Athenians he gave many Quotes, one such quote is “There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance”.