By Andrea Tschemplik

Knowledge and Self-Knowledge in Plato's Theaetetus advances a brand new cause of the obvious failure of the Theaetetus to come back to a passable end concerning the definition of information. Tschemplik argues that realizing this aporetic discussion in mild of the truth that it used to be performed with famous mathematicians indicates that for Plato, arithmetic was once now not the paradigm for philosophy. She issues out that, even if arithmetic is obviously an immense a part of the philosopher's education, because the academic define of the Republic makes transparent, the purpose on which the mathematician falls brief is the principal function that self-knowledge performs in philosophical research. Theaetetus betrays this deficiency and is led via Socrates to an realizing of the advantages of self-knowledge understood because the wisdom of lack of understanding. Tschemplik concludes that it's the absence of self-knowledge within the Theaetetus which ends up in its last deadlock relating to wisdom.

This publication can be of curiosity to students and graduate scholars within the historical past of philosophy with a distinct curiosity in historic philosophy, and also will be available to upper-level undergraduates in historical philosophy.

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