This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations - Key Figures - Socrates. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Socrates was born circa 470 BC, in Athens, Greece. We know of his life through the writings of his students, including Plato and Xenophon. His "Socratic method," laid the groundwork for Western systems of logic and philosophy.
Born circa 470 BC, Socrates' life is chronicled through only a few sources—the dialogues of Plato and Xenophon and the plays of Aristophanes. Because these writings had other purposes than reporting his life, it is likely none present a completely accurate picture. However, collectively, they provide a unique and vivid portrayal of Socrates' philosophy and personality.
Socrates is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics and to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, or elenchus. This method is a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions, and is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions is asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to encourage fundamental insight into the issue at hand.
When the political climate of Greece turned, Socrates was sentenced to death by hemlock poisoning in 399 BC. He accepted this judgment rather than fleeing into exile.
The presentation covers the following:
Marriage & Family
Views on Government
Instability in Athens
His Standing Suffers
Trial & Accusers
Defiance & Conviction
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