Socrates,

from Martin Luther King, Jr – I've Been to the Mountaintop on Rap Genius

Meaning

Socrates is an ancient Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western Philosophy and a powerful critical thinker, particularly concerning topics regarding epistemology and ethics. Having left behind little to no surviving literary texts much of Socrates' supposed philosophical ideologies and viewpoints are reflected in the works of other later Greek philosophers in particular Plato who was a student of Socrates. Socrates was openly critical of the policies implemented in the state he lived, this open criticism along with his opinions on morals and justice, is thought by many to have contributed to his eventual trial and sentenced death

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