Socrates

Socrates: The Beginning of Moral Philosophy

From Philosophy of Nature, to the Philosophy of Man

  1. Historical Background:

    1. Dates: c. 469-399 BCE

    2. Comman Family:

      1. Parents:

        1. Sophroniscus (a sculptor)

        2. Phaenarete (a midwife)

      2. Wives:

        1. Myrto

        2. Xanthippe

      3. Children:

        1. Sophroniscus (by Myrto)

        2. Menexenus (by Myrto)

        3. Lamprocles (by Xanthippe)

  2. Life and Work:

    1. Education -

      1. Anaxagoras

      2. Damon

      3. Euripides (a close friend)

    2. The Peloponnesian War -

      1. The Battle of Potidaea (432)

      2. The Battle of Delium (424)

      3. The Battle of Amphipolis (422)

    3. The Pursuit of Leisure

  3. Socrates the Democrat:

    1. Opposed the execution of the 10 -

    2. Disobeyed the Thirty Tyrants -

    3. Helped Restore the Democracy in 403 -


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