What Was His Impact On Ancient Greek Society?
Socrates was known as a religious figure all around Ancient Greece. Schools all around Greece longed to have him visit them. His passion for answers inspired many people to come up with other tough questions. Even The Oracle of Delphi announced Socrates as "the wisest man". Socrates influenced regular citizens as well of his students. One of his students, Plato, basically worshiped Socrates. He wrote many pieces about his life.
His Philosophy's Shown In Modern Day.
One of Socrates most influential creations that is still used today is called the Socratic Method. This method consists of asking very difficult questions to find the truth, an answer to a question, or the moral of a story. It was one of the main topics in the 1973 movie The Paper Chase. The Socratic Method is usually preformed in what's called a "Socratic Circle" or a "Socratic Seminar".
How Does a Socratic Seminar Work?
A Socratic Seminar is preformed in what is called a "fishbowl" formation. There is one inner circle of people and behind each person is another person who is observing them. There is one leader of the seminar who asks the group questions. A person doesn't have to raise there hand they simply speak out and the group begins to discuss the question. During that time, the observers take notes on their partner and observe some good/bad things they did. Then the inner circle & outer circle switch and the leader asks the new group another set of questions.