Socrates: The Socratic Problem

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John Horgan
by Academy of Ideas
published on 09 June 2017
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In this lecture we investigate what is known as the Socratic problem, which is the problem as to whether we can arrive at knowledge of the historical Socrates, or whether he will always remain nothing but a work of fiction. We also look at the Socrates of Plato's dialogues, and consider the question as to whether Plato was using Socrates as a mouthpiece for his own views, or espousing the actual ideas of the real Socrates.
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Ideas, A. o. (2017, June 09). Socrates: The Socratic Problem. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1188/socrates-the-socratic-problem/

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