By Christopher Moore

during this booklet, 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 center of the Socratic venture. What has been regarded as a in simple terms epistemological or metaphysical inquiry seems to be deeply moral, highbrow, and social. realizing your self is greater than getting to your ideals, discerning the constitution of your soul, or spotting your lack of information - it really is constituting your self as a self who may be guided by way of wisdom towards the nice existence. this can be neither a totally introspective nor a very remoted pursuit: we all know and represent ourselves top via discussion with neighbors and critics. This wealthy and unique research should be of curiosity to researchers within the philosophy of Socrates, selfhood, and historic thought.

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