Our Mission Statement

Announced on March 20, 2024

At Socrates.com, we are driven by a deep commitment to fostering positive change within our community. Our mission is to promote Socratic thinking, which empowers college students and wider society with essential critical thinking skills and prepares them to be engaged, informed citizens who contribute positively to society by fostering open dialogue, informed decision-making, problem-solving, ethical reflection, and continuous improvement.

We are in the process of building our product, Socrates, which is a social media platform in the AI + Web3 era. It is named "Socrates" because we advocate for dialectical information, and its spiritual core is to encourage people to view the world philosophically from different perspectives. Our product is to inspire people to think in a Socratic manner about any problem, to reverse the guidance of mainstream social media towards various social issues, to promote human society towards a more rational, inclusive, equal, and open direction, and to use collective wisdom to expand and inspire the boundaries of human thinking.

Our impact goals are ambitious yet achievable. Through world-class R&D of our product with AI feature and our monthly offline events amongst top 100 world universities, we believe the college students can be benefited in the following ways:

  • Critical Thinking Skills: Socratic thinking encourages students to question assumptions, analyze evidence, and think logically. This enhances their critical thinking skills, which are essential for academic success and lifelong learning.

  • Deeper Understanding: By engaging in Socratic dialogue, students develop a deeper understanding of complex concepts and issues. They learn to think beyond surface-level explanations and explore the underlying principles and implications of ideas.

  • Confidence in Expressing Ideas: Through Socratic questioning, students learn to articulate their thoughts and ideas effectively. This fosters confidence in expressing themselves and defending their viewpoints, both orally and in writing.

  • Active Learning: Socratic discussions promote active learning by involving students in the process of inquiry and discovery. Rather than passively receiving information, students actively participate in constructing knowledge, which leads to better retention and comprehension.

  • Preparation for Citizenship: Socratic thinking cultivates skills necessary for informed citizenship, such as the ability to evaluate information critically, engage in reasoned debate, and consider multiple perspectives. This prepares students to contribute meaningfully to society and participate in democratic processes.

For our online sessions, we work with top individuals in different fields to conduct real life talks and allow all people to raise questions and provide a platform for continuous discussions. We believe we can help to society in so many ways such as:

  • Informed Decision-Making: A society where Socratic thinking is encouraged values evidence-based reasoning and critical analysis. This leads to more informed decision-making in various domains, including politics, policy-making, and business.

  • Open Dialogue: Socratic questioning promotes open dialogue and constructive discourse among members of society. It encourages individuals to listen to opposing viewpoints, engage in respectful debate, and seek common ground, fostering a culture of intellectual exchange and collaboration.

  • Problem-Solving: Socratic thinking equips individuals with the skills to tackle complex societal problems by breaking them down into manageable components, examining underlying assumptions, and generating creative solutions. This is crucial for addressing challenges ranging from environmental sustainability to social inequality.

  • Ethical Reflection: Through Socratic dialogue, individuals are prompted to reflect on ethical principles and moral values. This fosters a sense of social responsibility and empathy, leading to a more ethical and compassionate society.

  • Continuous Improvement: Socratic thinking encourages a mindset of continuous learning and improvement at both the individual and societal levels. By questioning existing norms and exploring new ideas, society can adapt to changing circumstances and strive for progress and innovation.

In doing so, we hope to promote mutual understanding and tolerance among people, nations, and countries by showcasing everyone's thinking, choices, and debates on different issues to the world, creating healthy competition and long-term peace in human society, and contributing to the exploration of a new civilization for humanity.

Transparency and accountability are at the heart of our operations. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of governance, ensuring that our stakeholders can trust in the integrity of our work and the impact of our initiatives.

Together, we have the power to build a brighter future for our community. Join us on this journey as we continue to innovate, collaborate, and advocate for positive change.

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