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  1. No, he didn't write – after all, he was a public speaker, that is, he spoke to the public.

    The speaker is still ashamed to read from a piece of paper, and even more so in Ancient Greece. Socrates, on the other hand, was known as a debater, who defended his point of view in front of crowds of people and answered opponents right on the spot – so he did not have time to put his thoughts in writing, and it did not occur to anyone to document his fights and conversations, of course.

    That is why we know Socrates ' philosophy only from other people's words (Plato and Xenophon), and from him we have only statements and paradoxes of one sentence length.

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