Here, in the Theaetetus, Socrates provides us with arguably the best-known instance of laughter in Plato’s work. Socrates uses the Thracian girl’s laughter to suggest that all philosophers are potentially laughing-stocks, appearing foolish, not simply to the Thracian girl, but to the multitude in general — to the many, we might say.

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