The answer to yesterday's question, who originally said, "The unexamined life is not worth living"? It was Socrates. Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical tradition of thought*. Morals and ethics. Philosophy. Classical thought. It all started somewhere. And if I go to my cynical side, seems to have gone into retreat. In fact, I imagine Socrates and his fellow deep-thinkers might cringe at the world as it is today. I know I do at times.
Anyway, I knew you needed to know who said that about examining life to make it worth living. Someone has to be held responsible. Too bad he is dead. Truly, I hope his school of thought is not lost.
Through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the fields of ethics and epistemology. It is this Platonic Socrates who lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method* Epistemology. Socratic irony. This could be the start of something new...new, for the new year.
*Lifted from Wikipedia