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GREEK WISDOM ON MAN

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Rissa Deocampo

on 24 November 2015

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Transcript of GREEK WISDOM ON MAN

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MAN and VIRTUE
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KNOWLEDGE is inborn VIRTUE is a natural endowment.
Self-knowledge is the source of all wisdom, then the only way to acquire virtue is to know what is in mind.
VIRTUE
- true knowledge of one's self.
Vocation: Teaching
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Knowledge should NOT be merely theoretical or speculative; it should be
practical
.
Teaching
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Athens circa 469 B.C
Man and the Problem of Evil
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SOCRATES
True knowledge means wisdom.
Wisdom means virtue.
GREEK WISDOM ON MAN
Evil which is mostly moral evil is due to ignorance or to the
limitation
and
imperfection
of man's present knowledge.

Discarded the arts and airs of Sophists who sought more to impress than to teach, to lay more emphasis on the
form
rather than the
substance
.
Socratic
Method
Ironic Process
serves to make the seeker after knowledge, clear his mental decks for action
Maeiutic process
draw truth out of the pupil's mind
done by means of dialogue or conversation.
"Knowledge is virtue: Ignorance is vice"
Socrates did not give sufficient weight to the power of instinct and passion to fly in the face of the true good even when our own supreme good in the long run is clearly known and perceived.
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