De senectute, De amicitia, De divinatione, Lives of Eminent Philosophers 2.5. [7] [8] [9] An enigmatic figure, he made no writings, and is known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers writing after his lifetime, particularly his students Plato and … 20. Francis Bacon was an English Renaissance statesman and philosopher, best known for his promotion of the scientific method. Shortly before his final breath, Socrates described his death as a release of the soul from the body. [25], Sócrates was a physician, a rare achievement for a professional footballer (he held a bachelor's degree in medicine from the Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, the medical school of the University of São Paulo). He might not quite have had the flair of Zico, but he was the central intelligence". We strive for accuracy and fairness. [5] He also appeared in the 1979 and 1983 Copa América. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players.[4]. Off the field... he was active politically, concerned with his people and his country. Socrates, 10.4159/DLCL.diogenes_laertius-lives_eminent_philosophers_book_ii_chapter_5_socrates.1925, The Unknown Socrates: Translations, with Introductions and Notes, of Four Important Documents in the Late Antique Reception of Socrates the Athenian, Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans: A Brief History, A Brief History of the Pythagorean Theorem, Griechische Biographie in hellenistischer Zeit: Akten des internationalen Kongresses vom 26.–29. "use strict";(function(){var insertion=document.getElementById("citation-access-date");var date=new Date().toLocaleDateString(undefined,{month:"long",day:"numeric",year:"numeric"});insertion.parentElement.replaceChild(document.createTextNode(date),insertion)})(); Subscribe to the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives. The jury was not amused and sentenced him to death by drinking a mixture of poison hemlock. Socrates didn’t lecture about what he knew. Having knowingly agreed to live under the city's laws, he implicitly subjected himself to the possibility of being accused of crimes by its citizens and judged guilty by its jury. A.A. Long “How Does Socrates’ Divine Sign Communicate with Him?”, Chapter 5 in: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window), The Legacy of Socrates: Essays in Moral Philosophy, Moral Philosophy – The Discovery of Ethics : Socrates, The Story of Philosophy: From Ancient Greeks to Great Thinkers of Modern Times, Philosophers in Conversation: Interviews from the Harvard Review of Philosophy, Socrates: Reason or Unreason as the Foundation of European Identity, A History of Ancient Philosophy IV: The Schools of the Imperial Age, Childhood, Education and Philosophy: New Ideas for an Old Relationship, The Vices of Learning: Morality and Knowledge at Early Modern Universities, “The Rise and Fall of the Socratic Problem”, The Death of Socrates and the Life of Philosophy: An Interpretation of Plato’s Phaedo, Plato and the Socratic Dialogue: The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form (p. 75), Agora, Academy, and the Conduct of Philosophy (p. 9), Socrates: A Guide for the Perplexed (p. 2 and footnote 10 on pp.