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The Problem of Self-Knowledge in Xenophon’s Memorabilia

(Original title: Problém sebapoznania v Xenofóntovom diele Memorabilia)
Filozofia, 2010, vol. 65, No 7, pp. 622-630.
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Many scholars suggest that one of the main differences between Xenophon’s and Plato’s portrayals of Socrates is in their emphases on the self-control the self-knowledge respectively. The aim of the paper is to examine the role the self-knowledge plays in Xenophon’s Memorabilia. In its first part Xenophon’s conception of the self-knowledge is analysed. Then it tries to answer the question whether the self-knowledge requires any preconditions. The last part is focused on the possible obstacles precluding the self-knowledge.

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