Socrates? Plato? Aristotle?
Much of what is known about Socrates comes to us from Plato, although Socrates appears in the works of other ancient writers as well as those who follow Plato in the history of philosophy.
Second hand information, eh? Didn’t come straight from Socrates it went through to Plato. So? How do we know it really was Socrates’s?
Plato was born to one of the wealthiest and politically influential families in Athens in 427 B.C.E., the son of Ariston and Perictione.
Aristotle was born in 384 B.C.E., 15 years after the death of Socrates. At the age of eighteen, he went to study at Plato’s Academy, and remained there for twenty years.
Plato’s Academy? Interesting.
History of deaf education dates back to Ancient Egypt where the deaf were respected and revered.
OH! How nice!
In contrast, those who were deaf in Ancient Greece were considered a burden to society and put to death.
WELL! WELL! WELL!
Philosopher Aristotle along with Greek physician Galen concluded that the deaf could never speak, believing that the ability to speak and hear were linked; being derived from the same area in the brain. Galen, feeling that if one capability was impaired the other would be impaired also, was considered to be correct. Additionally Aristotle’s views, which were similarly related to Galen’s, were also viewed as accurate.
Hippocrates raised the question, “which children should be raised?”
The responses of Plato and Aristotle make clear that people with disabilities were not among those slated to live.
Is that right?
And people today quote all 3 of them?
Excuse me for living.
Philosopher my ass.
Fancy word for their opinions.
Love of wisdom indeed!
Kiss my ass.