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On the Implications of γνῶθι σαυτόν

(Original title: On the Implications of γνῶθι σαυτόν)
Filozofia, 2015, vol. 70, No 3, pp. 202-214.
Language: English
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Abstract

The call to “know thyself” is neither a matter of presence and absence to self, nor the necessary or unnecessary possibility or impossibility of self-knowledge ‒ rather it is a problem. And the oracle gives a sign of this problem by implying that which is neither spoken nor concealed. But if implication is the problem of the sign, it is because it suspends the self and the very possibility of self-knowledge.

Keywords

Implication, Impossibility, Knowledge, Possibility, Presence, Problem, Self-knowledge

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