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Socrates: Biography of a Great Thinker


Socrates was one of the founders of Western Philosophy. He is credited with inventing a new form of discourse, the Socratic Method, which revolutionized teaching and is still widely used today. His methods won him few fans, however, and ultimately he was charged with corrupting the youth of Athens and was put to death. Learn more about the mysterious man who taught Plato and so many others.

As Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Our Great Thinkers playlist celebrates influential thinkers who have changed the world for the better.

[Video and text source: Socratica World YouTube channel]