Wonder Is the beginning Of Wisdom. - Socrates, 469-399 BC. Socrates is generally considered to be the founding figure of all Western philosophy. We know of his life through the writings of his students, including Plato and Xenophon. His "Socratic method" laid the groundwork for Western systems of logic and philosophy. Socrates always emphasized the importance of the mind over the relative unimportance of the human body. #wisdom #wonder #life #socrates
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Edx: Plato, Socrates, and the Birth of Western Philosophy. Explore the works of Plato, Aristotle, Heraclitus and other originators of Western philosophy in an immersive study of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers.
Plato lived from c. 428 to c. 348 BC, and founded the Western world’s first school of higher education, the Academy of Athens. Almost all of Western philosophy can be traced back to Plato, who was taught by Socrates, and preserved through his own writings, some of Socrates’s ideas.