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by Dr. Jeffrey Salmon 23 May, 2011 in Science Communications
"The unexamined life is not worth living." So says Plato's Socrates in the Apology. His self-examination led to extreme humility (or to an extreme irony) when Socrates confessed to his accusers that the only knowledge he had was knowledge of his own ignorance. No one we know of came away from a Socratic cross-examination in one piece, but they would at least have known their own limits. And in knowing their limits, or their ignorance, they would somehow be better.
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