know thyself

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Philosophy

 

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Cherie L

 

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January 17, 2015

 

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University

 

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The command ?Know Thyself' reflects Socrates mission and lifelong endeavor in many aspects. For Socrates believed that if you didn't know yourself, or seek to know yourself, then you knew nothing. There are two very important concepts of the Greek culture that help to explain Socrates mission, these would be the idea of telos and arete...
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Also being able to understand how knowledge, wisdom and learning can help to ?know thyself'. When speaking of Socrates and his goal in life, which was to help others better understand themselves and the world, it is imperative that one mentions the Greek concepts of telos and arete. Telos was to have a goal, or purpose...
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