ON THE ACT OF PHILOSOPHIZING SOCRATES: A 21ST CENTURY TRIBUTE

Philosophically, man has a duty to rationalize his past, present and future. The term “philosophizing” is used to describe the act of engaging oneself with the question about things going on in our environment. We philosophize to answer questions that bother our minds and co-existence as well. Accordingly, Nietzsche postulated that philosophizing helps us to proffer solutions to issues and establish a solid and enduring basis for looking at life. Socrates, on his part took the dialogue approach because subject not defined in their context were not worth talking. Often times, I am compelled to ask myself this question; “what could make an idea so dangerous?”

Socrates was born into a low profile family;his father a sculptor and mother, a midwife. It was from this observation that Socrates concluded that he was a fine man and midwife in the search of knowledge. In his dialogues, he would buy ideas, refine them and apply accordingly to his audience hereby qualifying him to be a sculptor of knowledge. Similarly, he saw himself as one who was in position to impact knowledge unto others by assisting them to attain the light.

The above,one would notice is an accurate  description of making something out of nothing. As a philosopher, there is a duty to philosophize. You either defend or define your existence. Of all philosophers, only Socrates was able to define his existence while the vast others focused on defending their existence. Knowledge, according to Socrates, gives understanding while intrinsic knowledge gives insight. In epistemology, we usually make a distinction between knowledge and belief. Socrates, the wise sage was able to address that reason was true knowledge and faith was belief.

Socrates was of a philosophical being  and moralist whose impact is still felt greatly in contemporary philosophy. To understand this concept, he was more of a thesis to his contemporaries, an antithesis to the sophists and other men of ignorant. However, it seems to me that Father Socrates was neither both but rather a combination of both which would rather qualifies him to be a synthesis. How much I love synthesis!!!!

While we keep busying ourselves with the elevation of the five physical senses from the realm of objectivity and rationality just as our instincts is the seat of all emotions. Socrates would warns that philosophy is not to emotion because when emotion becomes involves, reasoning can’t be fathomed and thus we find ourselves shut up in a circle of no possible escape again.To philosophized is to liberate the mind. Analysis and synthesis are the functions of the subjective mind. I am so sure that it is due to this fact, that the ancient Greek goddess tagged Socrates as the wisest man through its mouthpiece; Pythian prophetess.

In his defense, he was said to have uttered that he was better than the man who knows nothing but think he does because by accepting that he did not know made him wiser. Enter a dialogue or discussion with Father Socrates and be sure to be tutored on what you think your possessed knowledge of. He would listen more, speak less but understood best! He stuck to the usage of definition; for what can we speak of when we can’t understand what we speak of. I am apt to say that without Socrates,Philosophy would have been a gray area and an under active intellectual field.

Nothing could alter the progress made by Father Socrates just as all his contemporaries shares this view. Knowledge is justified true belief and unto this I hold my faith. As you continue to dialogue with the gods, who knows if you have surpassed them even! Socrates was just too wise. I pay my tribute to man who gave me philos

ophy

as my food of thought!

 

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About ogungbesan20
I'M A STUDENT OF SOCRATIC SCHOOL OF THOUGHT AS MUCH AS I BELIEVE IN THE PRACTICES AND THEORIES OF ALL KNOWLEDGE LEADING TO TRUTH. ....SHALOM......

2 Responses to ON THE ACT OF PHILOSOPHIZING SOCRATES: A 21ST CENTURY TRIBUTE

  1. Olawunmmy says:

    I Just Hope, As Philosophers, We Don’t Start Thinking Of How God Came Into Being. Success Dears.

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