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Thread: The Nerve Of Socrates

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    hippychick's Avatar Memo, what memo? BT Rep: +5
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    Here's something to think about! Keep this philosophy in mind the
    >> > > next time you either hear or are about to repeat a rumor.
    >> > >
    >> > > In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for
    >> > > his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance
    >>who
    >> > ran
    >> > > up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I
    >> > > just heard about one of your students?"
    >> > >
    >> > > "Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me I'd like
    >> > > you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."
    >> > >
    >> > > "Triple filter?"
    >> > >
    >> > > "That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about
    >> > > my student, let's take a moment to filter what you're going to say.
    >>The
    >> > > first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you
    >>are
    >> > about
    >> > > to tell me is true?"
    >> > >
    >> > > No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and ...."
    >> > >
    >> > > "All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true
    >> > > or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is
    >>what
    >> > > you are about to tell me about my student something good?"
    >> > >
    >> > > "No, on the contrary..."
    >> > >
    >> > > "So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about
    >> > > him, even though you're not certain it's true?"
    >> > >
    >> > > The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.
    >> > >
    >> > > Socrates continued. "You may still pass the test though, because
    >> > > there is a third filter - the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want
    >>to
    >> > tell
    >> > > me about my student going to be useful to me?"
    >> > >
    >> > > "No, not really..."
    >> > >
    >> > > "Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is
    >> > > neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"
    >> > >
    >> > > The man was defeated and ashamed.
    >> > >
    >> > > This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in
    >> > > such high esteem. It also explains why he never found out that Plato
    >>was
    >> > > banging his wife.

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    cpt_azad's Avatar Colonel
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    lmfao i think baccy has a new challenge lol, just playing, funny ass jokes, keep it up

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    Autumn Fox's Avatar n00b
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    And also indirectly because of this morron human civilisation is back in development for about 1500-2000 years. Plato should bang him.
    Philosopers are useless, do nothing exept bitch.

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