Analysis of socrates' credo, “the unexamined life is not worth living” in relation to learners who fail the kenya certificate of secondary education (kcse) examinations atieno kili k'odhiambo, phd (corresponding author) lecturer in philosophy of education university of nairobi (cees) po box 30197-00100 nairobi. One last time, socrates also refuses to give up his philosophizing, as it is only through this that he can do his duty to god and pursue goodness only through philosophy can he properly come to know himself, and it is here that he makes his famous assertion that the unexamined life is not worth living finally, he suggests, if. I have long been intrigued by the claim, attributed to socrates, that the ' unexamined life is not worth living' for a start, there is the absolute and uncompromising tone of the language,”not worth living” why not set the bar lower and simply claim that an examined life is better than the alternative or that it's. When socrates said, “the life which is unexamined is not worth living”, the philosopher was telling us that we should carefully analyze our actions, a piece of advise for which he should be admired we should not ignore such a thought- provoking statement about life the philosopher is telling us that we. We all live our life in a particular way and we start believing that our life is the right way of living we then extrapolate our thoughts to encompass everyone in the world if you are a rich man, you would say that the life of poverty not wort. Nevertheless, one's life is monotonous if it is meaningless, and it is not monotonous if it has a purpose, a target to go thus, the question here is how one knows that his life is worth living or not socrates, the father of ancient philosophy, once stated, an unexamined life is not worth living in order to make.
Are there reasons against socrates' assertion, but are those reasons themselves not to be examined but does that examination not ask reason to make war against itself what is the specific excellence that is proper and unique to man. “the unexamined life,” socrates declared in his trial, “is not worth living” his student, plato, wrote down those words in his account of socrates' trial and death, in the book, apology socrates was speaking for himself and about the value of his life as a thinking person he was on trial in 399 bce for impiety. 5 socrates - the worth of unexamined life socrates, arguably one of the godfathers of western philosophy, is always an interesting character to investigate, debate and criticize even with his, major or minor flaws he presents what must be said to be the foundation of philosophical thought in the western world the ancient.
[38a] and if again i say that to talk every day about virtue and the other things about which you hear me talking and examining myself and others is the greatest good to man, and that the unexamined life is not worth living, you will believe me still less this is as i say, gentlemen, but it is not easy to convince you besides, i am. As one of the founders of western philosophy, it does not go unheard when socrates claims, “an unexamined life is not worth living” why might socrates have said this in part it must have historical. A devil's advocate argument against socrates' maxim the examined life is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for self-actualization. Socrates believed that living a life where you live under the rules of others, in a continuous routine without examining what you actually want out of it is not worth living this illustration of a lifestyle is what socrates would describe an unexamined life hence socrates' renowned statement the unexamined life is.
Sócrates_thumb socrates famously said, “the unexamined life is not worth living” both psychoanalysts and philosophers are committed to examining and giving meaning to human experiences by keeping a sense of wonder alive we are all engaged in thinking about how we might live and what makes life worth. The unexamined life is not worth living is a famous dictum apparently uttered by socrates at his trial for impiety and corrupting youth, for which he was subsequently sentenced to death, as described in plato's apology (38a5-6) contents [hide] 1 rationale 2 meaning 3 interpretation 4 references 5 external links.
(more closely) the unexamining life is not worth living for a human being the life which is unexamined is not worth living an unexamined life is not worth living the unexamined life is not the life for man life without enquiry is not worth living for a man i would rather die having spoken in my manner, than speak in your. In “the art of living”, john sellars argues that socrates had a conception of philosophy that was not just about abstract discourse rather, for socrates, philosophy is more like an art or craft (techne) whose subject matter is the course and conduct of one's own life like any art or craft, there is an abstract.
The following correction was printed in the guardian's corrections and clarifications column, friday may 20 2005 plato was credited with the quote, an unexamined life is not worth living, in this column it does, indeed, come from plato's apology, which is a recollection of the speech socrates gave at his.
'[for socrates,] a successful life of reason and philosophy will therefore also be a life of moral virtue at its highest the truest philosopher will also be the most morally, socially virtuous person—precisely because only a philosopher can have achieved the reasoned, argued understanding of just why those. “the unexamined life is not worth living,” said socrates in fact, it might be the most famous thing he ever said if you wanted a socrates t-shirt, button, or bumper sticker, this is the phrase that would go on it socrates wasn't good at sound bites his preferred philosophical style was the interrogation, and he. This famous line is attributed to socrates by plato, his pupil, in the apology, which plato claims is a recollection of the trial of socrates in context, socrates means that he is incapable of refraining from his unique brand of philosophy, one which stemmed from challenging basic precepts and long-held conventional wisdoms. A presentation discussing socrates' exclamation that the unexamined life is not worth living.