Why a democracy killed Socrates, an old man at the time, for exercising his Freedom of Speech.
This six part series: Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness. It portrays the ideas of Socrates, as interpreted by his students, including having confidence in your own thoughts and not letting others think for you.
The Encyclopedia Channel portrays Socrates as the wisest man in Athens.
by Socrates: How you, O Athenians, have been affected by my accusers, I cannot tell; but I know that they almost made me forget who I was, so persuasively did they speak; and yet they have hardly uttered a word of truth. But of the many falsehoods told by them, there was one which quite amazed […]
by Emily Wilson: Introduction: The Man who Drank the Hemlock ‘The more I read about Socrates, the less I wonder that they poisoned him.’
by David K. O’Connor: Socrates died 2,400 years ago this June. More precisely, he was executed, a criminal condemned on a capital charge. How seriously Athens took her philosophers! It fills the modern scholar with envy more than dread, that one could die for such a cause.
from the History Channel: Socrates was born and lived nearly his entire life in Athens. His father Sophroniscus was a stonemason and his mother, Phaenarete, was a midwife. As a youth, he showed an appetite for learning. Plato describes him eagerly acquiring the writings of the leading contemporary philosopher Anaxagoras and says he was taught […]
In his use of critical reasoning, by his unwavering commitment to truth, and through the vivid example of his own life, fifth-century Athenian Socrates set the standard for all subsequent Western philosophy.
A unique look at the teachings and writing of Rudolf Steiner.
A presentation of the work, philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.