Posted on September 7, 2018
Socrates was a Greek philosopher and thinker who lived in the fifth-fourth centuries B.C. and whose ideas gave rise to the philosophy of utilitarianism. Socrates wrote nothing himself, but his teachings can be found in the writings of his students and followers, such as Plato and Xenophon). Even though there is no direct evidence of his teachings, the writings of Socrates’ followers provide some important information about his life. One of such writings is Plato’s Apology that changed my attitude to philosophy, ethics, and morality and influenced my own thinking and actions. Although Socrates’ teachings may seem irrelevant in the age of computer technologies, the thinker taught me to see beauty in the ugliest things, to stand up for what I believe, made me think about the true sense of life, and stimulated me to question everything before making any decision.