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The original word for philosophy steams from the Greek word philosopha meaning love of wisdom Although Socrates himself never claimed to have any answers to the questions he raised his views and methods of philosophy are the cornerstone of what philosophy is today The nature of philosophy as viewed by Socrates is centred around the wellness of the soul virtue being defined as knowledge and the pursuit of truth through the questioning of beliefs Socrates heavily subscribed to a dualistic view of the body and the soul He saw the body or the flesh as something engaging in vacant pleasures and of no value to the betterment of an individual Instead Socrates focused himself on the soul by nature being divine and therefore deserving of the most attention Socrates And is life worth living for us with that part of us corrupted that unjust actions harms and just actions benefits Or do we think that part of us whatever it is that is concerned with justice and injustice is inferior to the body Crito Not at all S Is it more valuable C Much more In this passage from Crito Socrates clearly puts emphasis on the soul exclaiming that even life itself becomes death when in pursuit of worldly fleshly desires Concerned with the wellness of the soul and the divine Socrates defines virtue as the knowledge of good He believed that if one knows what is good he will always do what is good This lead Socrates to the conclusion that those who do wrong havent the knowledge of what is good This is what most likely lead to Socrates placing a primary focus on discussing ethics Socrates So with other matters not to enumerate them all and certainly with actions just and unjust shameful and beautiful good and bad about what we are now deliberating should we follow the opinion of many and fear it wisdom
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