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should socrates have killed himself

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Started: 3/7/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mareym

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Socrates, one of the most controversial ancient Greek philosophers, should not have killed himself. He was a nuisance to his people, does not matter and in killing himself accomplished nothing.
Lopezc31

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Socrates mattered because he influenced many other thinkers that came after him; such as martin Luther king who alludes to Socrates in his famous letter "letter from Birmingham jail" he says, "Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise form the bondage of myths and half truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal."
He is also the starting point of what we come to know as philosophy he teaches Plato who teaches Aristotle; from Aristotle we have a chain of philosophers that eventually leads us to modern philosophy, and this is only part of the chain, many of the ideas Socrates came up with influenced the thought of the roman stoics.
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