Understand That Your Wisdom May be Worthless…

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In my philosophy class in varsity, we studied Plato, who wrote narratives about his teacher, Socrates. Like most students, I felt that the text was tedious and dry, boring almost. The generous Crito, Thrasymachus the sophist, Euthyphro the accuser of his own father, Timaeus the Pythagorean, Meno the young general and Phaedo, Plato’s fellow student: what have they got to do with us today?

One very poignant text was Apology of Socrates from which we get Plato’s famous “the unexamined life is not worth living”.


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