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Socrates: Myth or Reality

  1. Aug 7, 2011 #1
    While the Socrates we know is a paragon and martyr, his biography may not be real.

    I suspect Plato created a master philosopher for two reasons:

    1. To give more weight to himself. Being a student of a heroic certainly boosted his reputation.
    2. To give more weight to his ideas. By using Socrates as a mouthpeice.

    What do you think of this?
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  3. Aug 7, 2011 #2
    I think Aristophanes proves you wrong.
  4. Aug 7, 2011 #3
    Xenophon was also a student of Socrates.
  5. Aug 7, 2011 #4


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    Does anyone read the rules?
  6. Aug 13, 2011 #5


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    A long long time ago.
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