scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,114
Is it Dangerous to Think too Much Cogito ergo sum I think therefore I am Descartes famous basis for his philosophy of Cartesianism is also compelling evidence towards the defense of one of the most famous of the early Greek teachers Socrates In order to be one must think Socrates was a seeker of truth and the highest knowledge is knowing what is best for oneself and ones community He was penalized and served the ultimate sentence for his belief in the true nature of education He was blamed for opposing the authoritative belief that education had the sole purpose of transmitting social mores intact He believed instead that education was meant to examine and re-evaluate social norms for the betterment of society It was his re-evaluation of social norms that was perceived as dangerous by his society This leads to the question Is it dangerous to think to much Is it sometimes better to let things be in order to keep the peace One of the many charges brought against Socrates was the charge of corrupting the youth with his teachings Instead of letting the laws govern their lives he was attempting to show his pupils ways of rationalizing their own world God originally gave mankind free will so that we would not become a bunch of robots walking around doing his bidding and yet this is what traditions were doing The customs of early Athens were limiting on what a person could or could not believe Socrates believed independent thought in itself could never be bad It is what one does with this knowledge that determines its worth Socrates believed that self-knowledge is different from the knowledge of information that had been handed down from generation to generation Socrates was more concerned with ethical knowledge self-understanding means self-improvement Not only must one know what it means to be a human being and understand ones own character and how it falls short
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA