Socrates. Put to death for corrupting the youth of Athens. Our hero.

Socrates is considered one of the founders of Western Philosophy, and the inventor of the Socratic Method which is still widely used in classrooms today. He’s something of a mystery, though, because what we know of him comes from second-hand accounts. What?! It’s true, the great teacher left behind no writings of his own.

Our hero and namesake is the star of our latest “Great Thinkers” video.

 

We recommend the following works from Socrates’ students, Plato and Xenophon:

 

Plato

The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin Classics)

 

Xenophon

Conversations of Socrates (Penguin Classics)

 

And just for fairness, we’ll include Aristophanes (although Plato called the account of Socrates in the play “The Clouds” slander):

Aristophanes

Lysistrata and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

 

KHH

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