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Sokrates: Tugend ist Wissen


Ferber, Rafael (1991). Sokrates: Tugend ist Wissen. Elenchos, 11:39-66.

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The article examines the Socratic principle that (1) virtue is knowledge and its corollary that (2) nobody errs voluntarily. It tries to show (I) that both principles are paradoxa, i.e. from a phenomenological point of view, they seem to be false; (II) that nevertheless the Platonic Socrates accepts both principles as true; and finally (III) that these principles are analytical truths a priori which enlarge our knowledge, but can only be understood if an individual finds them in him- or herself.

Abstract

The article examines the Socratic principle that (1) virtue is knowledge and its corollary that (2) nobody errs voluntarily. It tries to show (I) that both principles are paradoxa, i.e. from a phenomenological point of view, they seem to be false; (II) that nevertheless the Platonic Socrates accepts both principles as true; and finally (III) that these principles are analytical truths a priori which enlarge our knowledge, but can only be understood if an individual finds them in him- or herself.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:German
Date:1991
Deposited On:18 Apr 2013 11:42
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 19:26
Publisher:Bibliopolis
ISSN:0392-7342
OA Status:Green

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