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The Death of Socrates by Jacques Louis David, 1787, depicts the philosopher Socrates as he is about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court.

A philosopher is a person who contemplates the great mysteries of life and why things are the way they are. Many great philosophers were also scientists.

See also

Huber Un dîner de philosophes.jpg

Jean Huber, Un dîner de philosophes, 1772 or 1773, Voltaire Foundation, Oxford.