Socrates (469 BC – 399 BC) was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato's dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity.
Through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and it is this Platonic Socrates who lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, or elenchus. The latter remains a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions, and is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions are asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to encourage fundamental insight into the issue at hand. Plato's Socrates also made important and lasting contributions to the fields of epistemology and logic, and the influence of his ideas and approach remains a strong foundation for much western philosophy that followed.
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timecapturer (49288) 2013-07-11 7:24
a creative and artistic crop this. Not many would have seen the potential for this shot, so well done. I love the simple mix of ancient and modern here, an image that would be popular in the Tate Modern in London I am sure. Love it!
Nicou (140154) 2013-07-11 8:09
Un sacré personnage ce Socrate
quelle vue et iamg superbe captage et compo ave cet arche et la grille en fond merveille.
Bravo et amitié
carlo62 (46545) 2013-07-11 10:41
un nome una garanzia e anche una bella foto.
Ottima l'inquadratura e belli i colori, l'arco da molta eleganza alla composizione.
Silvio1953 (140951) 2013-07-11 11:44
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition, nice symmetry, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (79297) 2013-07-11 21:38
Encore une fois, fan de ton cadrage très original et du bel effet couleurs. J'aurais peut-être coupé la zone d'ombre en haut?
Sergiom (77485) 2013-07-12 5:16
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage serré . Comme toujours, ton œil voit quelque chose que personne d'autre ne voit et déjà l'image est faite dans ta tête.
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-07-12 6:25
Welcome back! Did not see you for long time.I do not whether this torso belongs to Socrates or not,but even then the entrance gate has got an attractive looks in it.The closed window probably symbolises the mystery of the past Greek World.Very well presented.TFS.
ourania (44368) 2013-07-13 9:19
a wonderful composition of architectural details, very elegant and lovely. I like very much the precision of the tight framing, the use of the bright light, the collection of warm colours and the graphical shadows. The overall impression is graphical too and the name SOCRATE looks very intriguing between the shut door and window. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-07-16 11:25
Daniel, a beautiful, meaningful, elegant and classical reminder!!
all the best
macjake (67126) 2013-07-18 14:39
I like these little pieces of Italy that you often show to us in packages.
And I also like the little face that seems to be smiling directly at me in a kinda-creepy-sort-of-way!
interesting cut of the building with the #71