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Introduction

Ursula Renz

in Self-Knowledge: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190226411
eISBN:
9780190226442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226411.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Throughout the history of philosophy, the concept of self-knowledge has been regarded as crucial in two different respects. First, it is assumed that for a thing to be an agent or epistemic subject ... More


Socratic Self-Knowledge in Early Modern Philosophy

Ursula Renz

in Self-Knowledge: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190226411
eISBN:
9780190226442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226411.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In the second half of the seventeenth century, appeal to Socratic self-knowledge was a frequent argumentative move in philosophical texts. This chapter discusses the epistemological presuppositions ... More


Self-Knowledge: A History

Ursula Renz (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190226411
eISBN:
9780190226442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226411.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The acquisition of self-knowledge is often described as one of the main goals of philosophical inquiry. At the same time, some sort of self-knowledge is often regarded as a necessary condition of our ... More


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