Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato

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In this highly original and provocative book, Sara Ahbel-Rappe argues that the Platonic dialogues contain an esoteric Socrates who signifies a profound commitment to self-knowledge and whose appearances in the dialogues are meant to foster the practice of self-inquiry. According to Ahbel-Rappe, the elenchus, or inner examination, and the thesis that virtue is knowledge, are tools for a contemplative practice that teaches us how to investigate the mind and its objects directly. In other words, the Socratic persona of the ...

Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato 2018, State University of New York Press

ISBN-13: 9781438469270

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