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Intro to Socrates and Plato – the Pre- Pre-
The Pre- Socratics
•Arche: what is the origin/cause of everything?
Socrates – 469 – 399 B.C.E
•Lived in Athens for 70 years
•Regarded as an ugly person with a snub nose
•Walked around Athens barefoot – could bare extreme cold
•He could basically drink anymore under the table
•Life long democrat
•Wife was called Xanthippe Dousing Socrates, Reyer van Bloomindale c.1655,
•Wasn’t interested in the question of science, the nature, or physics at all
•Also wasn’t interested in meta-physics like Plato was after him.
•Mrysphysics (what is real?)
•Epistemology (how do I kno
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