The, Apology And The Cave Essay

1222 Words Oct 26th, 2015 5 Pages
ulie Costello
Professor Halper
Philosophy 201
Midterm Paper Do we really know everything in life? If we reflect on many intellectual topics would we really have a correct answer to all of these topics? One can assume that they are knowledgeable but does one know about things that they do not know about? The reoccurring theme of knowledge is displayed in Plato`s literary works such as, Meno, Apology and The Cave. In these literary works it exemplifies that although one may think that one has perfect knowledge one has much more knowledge to obtain. In Plato`s Meno, Meno expresses that when someone does something bad it is because that person did not have the exact knowledge to know it was bad. Socrates walks around Athens questioning people about their own self knowledge. Doing this he is trying to prove the point that there is so much more to learn about in the world and to learn one needs to always presume that one does not know everything. In showing this Socrates never talks about how he is more knowledgeable then anyone. By questioning people of Athens Socrates was showing people who presumed that they are wise that it is evident that people do not know everything. Socrates was trying to teach people that you should never be satisfied with thinking one knows everything. One should always strive to acquire deeper knowledge on countless topics. Socrates was seen as being a contradictor to everyone`s knowledge who Socrates came in contact with. This is because he was…

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