Essay heading: know thyself

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Socrates claims that you acquire wisdom and knowledge through ignorance. Learning of any sort is impossible. If you know it then you don't need to learn it, but if you don't learn it you can't know it. The paradox is that you can't learn what you don't know. Socrates believed that you could learn anything-you just might have to go about learning it in a different way then what you are used to...
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Socrates believed that you could learn anything-you just might have to go about learning it in a different way then what you are used to. In paragraph a of 71 Socrates says that " I am so far from knowing whether virtue can be taught or not that I do not even have any knowledge of what virtue itself is"...
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