What Socrates Knew
Socrates, Virtue, Prerequisites of virtue, philosophy
Of all the paradoxes associated with Socrates, perhaps none is more deeply rooted in the life and death of the man himself than the problem of whether he was, in his own terms, virtuous. By both his portrayals and his testimony, Plato makes him a paragon of virtue. On the other hand, Socrates' own principles seem to make philosophical wisdom a prerequisite of virtue
Original Publication Citation
“What Socrates Knew,” in Mark L. McPherran, ed., Wisdom, Ignorance and Virtue: New Essays inSocratic Studies = Apeiron 30.4 (1997): 25-36.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Graham, Daniel, "What Socrates Knew" (1997). Faculty Publications. 3778.