Tuesday, February 16, 2010


The Pythian Oracle (Oracle of Delphi) reportedly answered the question of "who is the wisest man of Greece?" with "Socrates!" Socrates defends this verdict in his Apology to the effect that he, at least, knows that he knows nothing. As is evident in Plato's portrayals of Socrates, this does not mean Socrates' wisdom was the same as knowing nothing; but rather that his skepticism towards his own self-made constructions of knowledge left him free to receive true Wisdom as a spontaneous insight or inspiration. This contrasted with the attitude of contemporaneous Greek Sophists, who claimed to be wise and offered to teach wisdom for pay.
Wki on Sophia

1 comment:

markcreegan said...

Mark George sent me your way, i am wondering if you would like to talk about doing a huge installation at my gallery. www.nullspacegallery.com

You and Mark should come by the opening this friday if you have time to check out the space.

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