Aristophanes' The Clouds 

 

"Socrates has his head in the clouds!"

 

Strepsiades, too deep in debt to get any sleep, enrolls himself in The Thinkery, a school for wastrels and bums that no self-respecting, person dares to be associated with, but where its headmaster, Socrates, promises to teach him how to turn inferior arguments into winning arguments, and where the faculty venerates a new thing called Rational  Thought! 

The play some consider the contributing factor in Socrates' trial and execution in 399 BC. Socrates the classical Athenian philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical tradition of thought. 
 

The Clouds has been made possible by a generous grant from The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust,  and loyal audiences like you.

 

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