Socrates and Self-Knowledge by Christopher Moore

By Christopher Moore

during this publication, the 1st systematic examine of Socrates's reflections on self-knowledge, Christopher Moore examines the traditional principle 'Know your self' and, drawing on Plato, Aristophanes, Xenophon, and others, reconstructs and reassesses the arguments approximately self-examination, own beliefs, and ethical adulthood on the middle of the Socratic venture. What has been regarded as a basically epistemological or metaphysical inquiry seems to be deeply moral, highbrow, and social. figuring out your self is greater than getting to your ideals, discerning the constitution of your soul, or spotting your lack of knowledge - it really is constituting your self as a self who may be guided through wisdom towards the great lifestyles. this can be neither a unconditionally introspective nor a totally remoted pursuit: we all know and represent ourselves top via discussion with acquaintances and critics. This wealthy and unique examine could be of curiosity to researchers within the philosophy of Socrates, selfhood, and historical thought.

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