Title

What Socrates Knew

Keywords

Socrates, Virtue, Prerequisites of virtue, philosophy

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1997-12-01

Publisher

Apeiron

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Philosophy

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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