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2009 | 10 | 5-19
Article title

REASONS WHY SOCRATES WANTED TO DIE FANATICISM, WISDOM, EUTHANASIA OR SUICIDE. (Powody , dla których Sokrates chcial umrzec. Fanatyzm, madrosc, eutanazja badz samobyjstwo)

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Both in ancient sources and present-day commentaries we can find many evaluations of Socrates' behavior in court. According to some researchers his behavior contributed towards his death sentence. The article presents a review of standpoints, and tries to answer the question, why did Socrates want to die? Some consider Socrates' attitude as fanatical, others believe his stubbornness in court was suicidal. However, one seems certain: if he had not died a voluntary but violent death, he would not have become so interesting and would not have been considered a crucial figure in the history of philosophy. It seems that Socrates did not regard philosophy as an activity separated from life. He believed his methods of training your mind and reflecting upon a sense of life carried an important message: life is not the most precious value and you should not hold on to it at all costs.
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10
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5-19
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ARTICLE
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  • Instytu Socjologii Uniwersytetu w Bialymstoku, ul. Pl. Uniwersytecki 1, Poland
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11PLAAAA097711
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bwmeta1.element.a9cab276-fcab-39a4-a42d-4d6f35f8ff92
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