Socrates And Kanye Walk Into A Bar
Alright kids, this is something the won’t teach you in history class – but what happens when Socrates and Kanye walk into a bar?
Close your eyes and imagine, feel the magic, Vegas on acid. Seen through Yves St. Laurent glasses. – Kanye
An unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates
Does he write his own rhymes, so sort of, I think um, that mean I forgot better shit than you ever thought up – Kanye
One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. – Socrates
And throw a tantrum like he is three years old, you gotta love it though, somebody still speaks from his soul – Kanye
Socrates: Question Everything
True philosophy is about having balls. This video by Biographics shows you exactly why you need to have the balls to stand up and question everything:
Why Socrates Hated Democracy
Despite what we all think, this video by The School of Life, details why Socrates was actually vehemently against the principles of democracy:
Socrates was one of the greek greats, up there with Plato and Aristotle. Born in 470BC, Socrates was philosophising about Greek life, centuries before Christ himself was even born. Socrates is often credited as one of the founders of modern Western Philosophy, and also of being one of the first moral philosophers.
Plato’s dialogues are some of the most thorough and comprehensive accounts of Socratese that we have. One problem however with Socrates was he did not write down any of his teachings – meaning the best sources we have of his material is through others.
In Plato’s book Phaedo, he describes in vivid detail, the trial and execution of Socrates. Interestingly, when Socrates was in prison and waiting for execution, he had friends who could have bribed prison guards and he could have escaped, however chose not to. Why?
Keep things in context. Socrates was a philosopher, and he believed that any true Philosopher should not fear death. And to escape from prison would be a sign of fearing death. Socrates decided to live without fear, and accept what was coming to him.
Socrates: The Father Of Western Philosophy
This video by NowThisWorld documents exactly how Socrates became the founder and father of Western Philosophy:
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