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SOCRATES AND MATHEMATICS

  Remembering Socrates   When asked whether the square root of 2 can be written as an exact fraction, i.e., as the ratio of two integers, many people will say they don’t know. This has always seemed interesting to me, … Continue reading

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SOCRATES THE SON OF SOPHROSYNEE

DIOGENES LAERTIUS ON SOCRATES Diogenes Laertius (lived 3rd century, C.E.) is analogous to a modern day editor of People magazine. He wrote about the lives of the eminent philosophers, via what he had heard about them, what he had read … Continue reading

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