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Socrates' "Know Thyself"

The statement, "Know Thyself," is attributed to the early Greek philosopher Socrates. Socrates is famous for arguing that to be wise is to Know Thyself, and writing that the unexamined life is one not worth living. It is often thought that Socrates wisdom was that he knew that he didn't know about himself and by implications about the reasons for the actions and behaviors of others; the foolishness of his fellow Athenians was that they didn't know that they didn't know. Socrates believed that the most important knowledge to be pursued involves s

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Socrates' "Know Thyself". (1969, December 31). In LotsofEssays.com. Retrieved 13:40, November 23, 2014, from http://www.lotsofessays.com/viewpaper/2000301.html