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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Socratesnoun

    ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)


  1. Socratesnoun

    A Classical Greek philosopher.

    Etymology: From Σωκράτης.

  2. Socratesnoun

    of mostly historical use.

    Etymology: From Σωκράτης.


  1. Socrates

    Socrates was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato's dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity. Through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and it is this Platonic Socrates who lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, or elenchus. The latter remains a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions, and is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions are asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to encourage fundamental insight into the issue at hand. Plato's Socrates also made important and lasting contributions to the fields of epistemology and logic, and the influence of his ideas and approach remains a strong foundation for much western philosophy that followed.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Socrates

    Athenian philosopher, pronounced by the Delphic oracle the wisest of men; was the son of Sophroniscus, a statuary, and Phænarete, a midwife; was brought up to his father's profession, in which it would seem he gave promise of success; he lived all his days in Athens, and gathered about him as his pupils all the ingenuous youth of the city; he wrote no book, propounded no system, and founded no school, but was ever abroad in the thoroughfares in all weather talking to whoso would listen, and instilling into all and sundry a love of justice and truth; of quacks and pretenders he was the sworn foe, and he cared not what enmity he provoked if he could persuade one and another to think and do what was right; "he was so pious," says Xenophon in his "Memorabilia," "that he did nothing without the sanction of the gods; so just, that he never wronged any one, even in the least degree; so much master of himself, that he never preferred the agreeable to the good; so wise, that in deciding on the better and the worse he never faltered; in short, he was the best and happiest man that could possibly exist;" he failed not to incur enmity, and his enemies persecuted him to death; he was charged with not believing in the State religion, with introducing new gods, and corrupting the youth, convicted by a majority of his judges and condemned to die; thirty days elapsed between the passing of the sentence and its execution, during which period he held converse with his friends and talked of the immortality of the soul; to an offer of escape he turned a deaf ear, drank the hemlock potion prepared for him with perfect composure, and died; "the difference between Socrates and Jesus Christ," notes Carlyle in his "Journal," "the great Conscious, the immeasurably great Unconscious; the one cunningly manufactured, the other created, living and life-giving; the epitome this of a grand and fundamental diversity among men; but did any truly great man ever," he asks, "go through the world without offence, all rounded in, so that the current moral systems could find no fault in him? most likely never" (469-399 B.C.).

  2. Socrates

    Church historian of the 4th century, born at Byzantium; bred to the bar; his "Ecclesiastical History" embraces a period from 306 to 439, a work of no great merit.

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  1. Socrates

    He helped introduce brains into Greece. Committed suicide.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Socrates in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Socrates in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    vua Solomon là một vị vua khôn ngoan và giáo viên quá. Hơn nữa, plato là một giáo viên tuyệt vời và người khơi mào. là tốt, socrates cũng là một giáo viên tuyệt vời và người khơi mào. Ziglar zig không kém một giáo viên sâu sắc và động lực. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate chắc chắn là một giáo viên cảm hứng và động lực. Enoch adeboye là một giáo viên sâu sắc và thuyết giáo. bên cạnh đó, david oyedepo là một giáo viên lôi cuốn và thuyết giảng trong giáo viên khác và inspirers như john c. Maxwell, Martin Luther King Jnr., Mahatma gandhi, mẹ Theresa, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, steve jobs, Chinua Achebe, Oprah Winfrey, henry ford, nelson mandela, Wole Soyinka, chris oyakhilome, dr. uma ukpai, paul enenche, david ogbueli, matthew ashimolowo, david abioye vv nhưng trên tất cả, jesus christ là thầy giáo vĩ đại nhất và khơi mào. và anh sẽ không bao giờ vẫn là thầy vĩ đại nhất và khơi mào mọi thời đại. bởi vì, ông là hiện thân của sự khôn ngoan của Thiên Chúa, ông vẫn là hiện thân của sự khôn ngoan của Thiên Chúa và anh sẽ không bao giờ còn là hiện thân của sự khôn ngoan của Thiên Chúa hoặc bất thường. Oh! vâng, jesus christ là cũng là hình ảnh thu nhỏ của sự khôn ngoan của Thiên Chúa. nếu bạn không đồng tình với tôi. đi trước và đọc Kinh Thánh (matthew, nhãn hiệu, luke và john). cho, bạn sẽ chắc chắn và cuối cùng đồng tình với tôi QED.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Socrates roamed and surrounded by the oppositions in Athens, like a lion that's surrounded by hyenas in the forest.

  3. Lydia M. Child:

    Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.

  4. Michel de Montaigne:

    There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.

  5. Wieland:

    It is commonly a dangerous thing for a man to have more sense than his neighbours. Socrates paid for his superiority with his life; and if Aristotle saved his skin, accused as he was of heresy by the chief priest Eurymedon, it was because he took to his heels in time.

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. accompany
    • B. adventure
    • C. deny
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