Socrates Greek Philosopher Lifesize Bust with Chest 21H - 4981 -
The Greek 5th-century philosopher Socrates (469-399 BC) sought genuine knowledge rather than mere victory over an opponent. Socrates employed the arguments of logic towards a new purpose, the pursuit of truth. His willingness to call everything into question and his determination to accept nothing less than an adequate account of the nature of things make him the first clear exponent of critical philosophy. For his innovative approach, Socrates was tried for impiety and corrupting the youth of Athens.
Socrates Bust original is in a French Museum.
- Size: 21 in H x 13 in W x 10 in D. Head is lifesize or slightly larger.
- Material: fiberglass resin, indoor or outdoor use.
- Weight: 12 - 15 lbs est.
- Finish shown: Yellow White.
- Availability: Made to order, ships in 4 to 6 weeks.
SOCRATES (c. 470 - 399 BCE)
The 'Socratic Problem' is that Socrates never wrote anything down, so all we know of him is through the writings of his student, Plato. Socrates pioneered a method of teaching that used questions and answers rather than lectures. Sentenced to death for denying the reality of the gods and corrupting the youth of Athens, Socrates calmly drank the poison he was given - hemlock - and died a noble death.
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