Like Socrates, Street Epistemologists are to understand themselves as inquisitive teachers, not combative lecturers.
The unexamined life is not worth living, according to Socrates.
For Socrates, the puzzle of politics and “ideology” could not be unraveled without understanding what ruled human souls.
Then, too, as Socrates (overstatingly) said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
As the story goes, Socrates engaged the cobbler and the local youth in philosophical discussions while Simon worked.
But why, instead of consulting us, do you not consult our friend Socrates about the education of the youths?
"The name of Socrates recalls Alcibiades to my mind," rejoined Anaxagoras.
He was one of the youngest of the Senate at the time of Socrates' arraignment.
Socrates said, “Let him that would move the world move first himself. ”
Such men, Socrates reflected, were both unwise and confirmed in their folly through being unconscious of it.
Note: Socrates said that an oracle of the gods had pronounced him the wisest of all people, because he knew how little he knew.
Note: The Socratic method of teaching proceeds by question and answer as opposed to lecture.
Note: When Socrates was an old man, the citizens of Athens condemned him to death, alleging that he denied the reality of the gods and corrupted the youth of Athens. Socrates calmly drank the poison he was given — hemlock — and died a noble death.