Defense of Socrates

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Philosophy

 

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Ninfa M

 

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April 2, 2016

 

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University

 

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However, in questioning politicians, poets, and artisans, he found that they claimed to know of matters they did not know about. Socrates considered this to be a serious flaw, and, as Bill S. Preston, Esq. put it: that "true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing." Socrates acknowledges the fact that he knows nothing, at least in areas which he is unlearned in...
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Preston, Esq. put it: that "true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing." Socrates acknowledges the fact that he knows nothing, at least in areas which he is unlearned in. By knowing this, he has obtained true wisdom, according to the above maxim. So, in essence, he maintains that he is not a smart man, but the Oracle was not flawed in its testimony...
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