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There are many philosophers in the world today There are manyphilosophy classes being taught in high schools colleges and evenmiddle schools One thing that most philosophers in the world and mostphilosophy classes have in common is that they base their research andstudies of philosophy off of three men who have contributed tophilosophy a lot Those three men are named Socrates Plato andAristotle Socrates was a Greek philosopher who was around from 469 BC-399 BCSocrates is known as one of the founders of Western philosophy Ratherthan material wealth Socrates believed that the best for people to livewas to focus on how to better themselves as a person He was a peopleperson as well Also Socrates believed that the best way for people togrow as a person is for them to grow together in communities andfamilies rather than grow apart from socialization One of Socrates mostknown sayings is I only know that I know nothing This saying meansthat if people go around acting like they know everything they will nothave any room to learn on their own Socrates claimed to have theknowledge of love and wisdom Socrates developed what is now known as the Socratic Method TheSocratic Method is a series of questions that were supposed to help aperson determine their beliefs and the extent of their knowledge It wasdesigned to examine ones own beliefs Socrates himself believed thatthe highest form of human excellence was to question one self and toquestion others Socrates did question himself he would has himselfwhat is wisdom What is beauty Socrates would ask himselfquestions that he knew were hard to answer by himself so what he woulddo is get a group of people to discuss his questions with him He knewif he could get people to discuss his questions with him he would getmore ideas than just his own In 399 BC Athens did not like Socrates teachings He was charged incourt for corrupting the youth and not respecting the gods
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