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Revista de filosofía

On-line version ISSN 0718-4360

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ABALO C, Francisco. The problem of the determining the "wisdom" in Plato’s early dialogues. Rev. filos. [online]. 2015, vol.71, pp.09-21. ISSN 0718-4360.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-43602015000100003.

This article is part of an investigation into the historical and philosophical sources that explain the tendency of the philosophy to interpret itself as a science (wisdom).We have taken some of the Plato’s early dialogues to explore how this tendency works there, what its ultimate motivation and what its meaning. The basic assumption is that the philosophy, in some sense, is "knowledge of the knowledge". The way of the inquiry is the examination of remarkable passages where the "analogy with the art" appears. This analogy exposes certain essential characteristics of wisdom. Finally we conclude that the motivation of the "knowledge of the knowledge"cannot be "epistemological" but based on the concern to achieve a life of excellence.

Keywords : Plato; Socrates; Socratic dialogues; wisdom; the analogy of art.

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