OF THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH

“A man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance of living or dying; he ought only to consider whether in doing anything he is doing right or wrong….I shall obey God rather than you, and while I have life and strength I shall never cease from the practice and teaching of philosophy.”

-Socretes, as quoted by his student Plato in the Apology. He had been accused of “corrupting the youth” of Athens and was to become an ancient — and perhaps the first — victim of the “cancel culture”.

On the calculation of whether he’d live or die — they killed him.

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