Athenian Contributions to Western Civilization

He would go around asking questions that was simple to answer and

explore those answers with further questioning until the questions become

unanswerable. His questioning frustrated people and they wanted to accuse him of

corrupting youth. This led to his death. Socrates taught the Athenians and other

Greeks to think and to search for wisdom. Socrates' death then led to another

great philosopher, Plato. He was the pupil of Socrates and when he was put to

death, Plato was infuriated. Plato was perplexed that Socrates, whom is just, was

put to death for injustice. He felt the citizens of Athens could not create justice

and govern themselves. He wrote a book, The Republic, in which he illustrates his

perfect society. This book was practiced by Europe for 1,500 years and also gave

Greeks his piece of mind. A student out of Plato, Aristotle was a man hungry like

the wolf for knowledge. He created a set of logical statements, a syllogism, where

facts link other facts together. Syllogisms are used everywhere, everyday, and you

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