In contrast to recent collaborative posts, this one is all my fault. The only mercy is its brevity.
I am not the first to suspect that the valourising of Socrates, not in terms of founding Western philosophy*, and all that, but in terms of character, and approach, was a little problematic. There’s a blog post, in true Buzzfeed style, entitled 7 Times Socrates Was Kind Of A D-Bag: This is what happens when the Oracle of Delphi tells you you’re the wisest person in Athens, I guess.
However, I am not here to do the impossible, and improve, lol-wise, on a BuzzFeed article, but to just express…
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