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Socrates
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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ancient Athenian philosopher who did much to influence Western thinking; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)
  • Imitate Jesus and Socrates.
  • While I was intent on improving my language, I met with an English grammar (I think it was Greenwood's), at the end of which there were two little sketches of the arts of rhetoric and logic, the latter finishing with a specimen of a dispute in the Socratic method; and soon after I procur'd Xenophon's Memorable Things of Socrates, wherein there are many instances of the same method.

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