42 Replies to “Socrates Plato Aristotle | World History | Khan Academy”

  1. When you spoke about Socrates' fears of true democracy I imagined our current situation in American politics!

  2. "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

    I love that quote, almost forgot about it.

  3. When Socrates was told to choose his own punishment he said he wanted lifelong free meals because he argued that he was a gift for the athenians. His choice was unsurprisingly rejected and shortly after that a fine was proposed (just 100 drachmae, stressing out how poor philosophers are). His students wanted initially to pay a larger fine fine but it got rejected and Socrates accepted to drink the poison.

  4. Hey, Khan, do you know that you are in the Russian textbook? Text about you in "Starlight" on page 90. The textbook 📚 of the 8th form.

  5. Greece philosophy is popular but none the less it was stolen and plagiarised from the Ancient Egyptians, on top of that Aristotle was a child molester and enslaver.

  6. It's not that none of the Socrates writings survived, he did not write anything in the first place. In fact, he believed writing books was wrong because it makes people not practice their memory and thinking capability in general and also because he thought knowledge is always better gained through dialogue. Plato did write book, but he still only wrote dialogues (staring Socrates) out of respect for his teacher.

  7. Please can you do a couple videos on mechanical engineering it's a field I'm very interested in as a career but I'm not to sure and I can't find any good videos about it thanks in advance 🙂

  8. bear in mind that, while Aristotle may have been a student at Plato's academy, he was exactly the opposite of him in terms of philosophy, to such the extent that, despite being a prodegy and the very best srudent, he was refused Plato's position after his death because he didn't believe in his "forms".

    While the academy spent all it's time constructing geometric proofs on what an ideal chair would be, the Lyceum would actually look at, and document particular qualities of good chairs.

  9. sorry Khan Academy, from my childhood I heard and learnt the same about these 3 philosophers, their time, pupils and Alexander, but I am looking for what is their view about life, philosophy.

  10. Mr. Khan you emphasised aristotle quote"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." as seeding for modern rationalism.

    but as an indian you should also should of mentioned

    that Thiruvallur In "Thirukural " said "epporul yaar yaar vai ketpin aporul mei porul kanpadhu arivu" meaning whatever may be the source of any information,knowledge is to extract and assimilate truth in it"

  11. The reference to demagogue and uneducated public is the situation today. Look what people did on Nov 8, 2016 in the USA!!

  12. curious how aristotle is considered "rational" thinker in philosophy. Whereas in college physics the class openly laugh at Aristotle and his "armchair" approach to understanding the world. Most famous is his idea of why a thrown stone continues to move after it has left the hand. He hypothesised the air gets pushed away and moves in behind the object and somehow this swirling air must continue to impel the stone. Like most ancients Aristotle took for granted a kind of absolute state of rest associated with the earth. Unfortunately Aristotle didnt bother to test his idea practically . Also there is a logic failure on various levels. For example in thin air the stone would not get impelled and thus in thick air or water the stone should get more fluid impulsion contrary to everyday experience of difficulty of throwing a stone through water. Also when one rushes through the air one feels the air trying to resist the motion rather than encouraging it. The aristotle physics fails on so many levels. Amazing how long it took until Galileo and so on began to think things through clearly. Does not the horrendous fails of the greeks in physics also throw into question all their other areas of philosophy?

  13. "Prawdziwa wiedza przychodzi do nas, kiedy zdajemy sobie sprawę, jak niewiele wiemy o życiu, o nas samych i otaczającym nas świecie."

  14. How can anyone dislike this lecture? It is a very succinct introduction to three of the greatest thinkers to have ever lived.

  15. You've misattributed to Aristotle, the quote: "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." The quote has merit, but Aristotle never said anything like this. If you look up the nearest thing to this quote in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, book one (1094b23-25), you will see that the actual quote is (loosely translated) "It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible."

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