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Socrates is a mythical figure that sparked a revolution in thought.

Socrates & the Quest for Wisdom: Ep. 4 of "Awakening from the Meaning Crisis"

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Socrates and the association of truth & relevance

Socrates is considered the creator of classical Greek philosophy. He is famous for engaging in debates with the 2 types of wise people of the day:

  • material philosophers who tried to explain what the world is made of
  • sophists, interested only in...

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Knowing what you don't know

Socrates was named the "wisest man alive" by the Delphi oracle. Which not only confused Athenians, because the guy was acting like a homeless person, but Socrates himself. He knew that his wisdom is limited, but he also believed the gods could not lie. So his solution was to say "I know that ...

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The unexamined life is not worth living.

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