Socrates : An Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living Essay

1361 Words Oct 1st, 2015 6 Pages
The dictionary defines serenity as the quality or state of being serene, clearness and calmness of mind, an even temper; undisturbed state; coolness and composure. Wisdom is the quality of being wise and the capacity to make due use of it, knowledge of the best ends and the best means, discernment and judgement; discretion; dexterity. The scientific or practical truth, acquired knowledge; erudition. Socrates Plato 's teacher believed that ‘’An unexamined life is not worth living.’’ Many have depicted Socrates as the most influential thinker in the fifth century, whose dedicated to careful reasoning transformed an entire enterprise. Since he sought genuine knowledge rather than mere victory over an opponent Socrates employed the same logical tricks developed by the Sophists to a new purpose the pursuit of truth. The unexamined life not worth living in itself is power. Socrates wanted to encourage his students to challenge the accepted beliefs of the time and think for themselves. What would happen if everyone was a nitwit? What would happen if no one questioned anything or added input? Think for a minute, where would that have left each and every of us; the sick, needy, poor, the young and yes even the arrogant. Would we have medicine that heals the sick and save lives? Would we be able to trade and provide for ourselves, would we be able to have a republic. Yes a republic, so now let’s talk about the vision of one of my favorite philosophers Socrates’s student…

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