Part of Concrete Whole

  • Erik Nis Ostenfeld
Part of the Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library book series (MNPL, volume 10)


Socrates continually asks people to care for the soul that it may be as good as possible (30ab, 31b). He understands this as caring for wisdom and truth (29e). Socrates feels it is his duty to lead a philosophical life, examining himself and others in the hope of removing ignorance, especially that of believing that one knows what one does not know (28e-29b, 33c). This would seem to imply that the soul is the intellectual part of man.


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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague 1982

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  • Erik Nis Ostenfeld
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  1. 1.University of AarhusDenmark

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