The word philosophy is from the Greek for “love of wisdom.”

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.



It figures.

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.



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.

OH really?

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.



Screw you.

Philosopher my ass.

Fancy word for their opinions.

Love of wisdom indeed!

Kiss my ass.

25 thoughts on “Philosopher?

    1. Oh great!
      Gots to make a rule for myself.
      Set the coffee cup down and swallow it before I read any of the comments!
      Luckily none of the coffee got on the laptop! I turned my head sideways and it went to another direction! LOL!

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    1. OK.
      Gonna go ahead and ask you which is not easy for me because you’ll be like HUH? You don’t know? Yes, I don’t know.
      What is running commentary? I got visions of comments running with their tiny legs underneath the letters!

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  1. I want to understand what Socrates’s philosopher do with Deaf people?
    I remember one person name was Carl Schroeder on his YouTube video that He often mentioned about Socrates..I don’t know if his video still running or take it down Due he died few years ago, I think.

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  2. Don’t be upset; it isn’t wise to condemn anyone for their ignorance, unless they refuse to see new evidence. Aristotle, Plato, and the rest of those you mention were, first, scientists, and, had they any evidence to indicate they were wrong, they would change their beliefs….

    The culture they were raised in, like yours, was ignorant of the true functions of the brain, since they did not possess the knowledge to do so, or the means to investigate thoroughly… This mistake in their basic premises does not detract from the other areas in which their expertise and knowledge were made clear….

    Now, our culture, though in possession of the true facts of the matter, still discriminates against those with certain disabilities, such as deafness, blindness, and, quite simply, any difference from what is considered ‘normal’…. It’s a human trait, and not confined to those who are considered to be ancient sages….

    Sometimes, one needs to look beyond the surface of the information to find the true context….

    gigoid, the dubious

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    1. gigoid, Yeah. I think it’s the situation here that’s happening getting me all whatever. I’ll make it short. Fair Housing? Oh god! Horrible. She is not helping me at all. She’s horrid. OK. I have to go get some cigarettes, yes, I know, I know smoking is bad for me thank you very much. LOL TTYL

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      1. I’ll repeat some earlier advice; get a lawyer to protect your interests in this matter…. If you’ve been discriminated against, most lawyers will take the case on contingency, meaning you don’t have to pay them unless they win your case. Then, the other side has to pay them, a specific amount, with the rest of any settlement going to you…


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