Thursday, May 22, 2014

Critical Thinking? How disappointed would Socrates Be?

Reason to live | General | Times Higher Education

In the Theaetetus, Socrates asks "What is knowledge?" And having been
told that it is geometry and shoemaking and so forth, he replies, "You
were not asked what things there is knowledge of, nor how many sorts of
knowledge there are ... for our aim in asking was not to count the sorts
of knowledge but to know what knowledge itself is."

Asking the right questions is one half of knowledge.

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