Socrates’ Self-Knowledge

  • David Levy
Part of the Recovering Political Philosophy book series (REPOPH)


Focusing mainly on Plato’s Phaedrus, Levy intends to reflect on the way Socrates characterizes his philosophizing in contrast to the intellectual activity of the sophists. Levy’s chapter takes up specifically the question of the character of the self-knowledge Socrates is seeking, why talking to others contributes to his self-knowledge, why Socrates is interested in and respectful of eros, and the character of Socrates’ interest in educating others.

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  • David Levy
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  1. 1.St. John’s CollegeSanta FeUSA

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