Socrates: Living the Good Life

Virtue Starts with Questioning Beliefs

Steven Gambardella
Jun 1, 2019 · 6 min read
A Basket of Fruit by Michaelangelo Caravaggio, 1595–6. (Source: Wikipedia)

“This was the end of our friend, the best, wisest and most upright man of any that I have ever known.”

This was said of Socrates by a witness at his death. A cheerful Socrates was surrounded by his weeping followers. He was condemned to drink a cup of hemlock poison by the Athenian authorities, which he drank without…