What Is Socrates Paradox

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‘All I know is that I know nothing’ is a philosophical quote, which is often called as ‘Socratic paradox’. This well-known saying is believed that was first quoted by Socrates even though there are no real evidence about it. His student Plato, derived the quote and mentioned it in his apology work. The original misquote was found in the Plato’s dialogue in Apology. In this essay, I will examine and analyze some of the Apology’s pertinents. I would call this expression a way of dogmatism rather than a claim of skepticism. It means that Socrates actually had the tendence to lay down or not accept principles as incontrovertibly true without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others.
As a matter of fact Socrates never says that he doesn’t
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Plato explains the paradox this way: Socrates' wisdom is that Socrates doesn't think he is wise, when he is not. For when the people Socrates questions are shown that they don't know what they think they know, they go on thinking they do anyway, whereas Socrates is at least wise enough to know when he doesn't know (Apology 21d). His entire wisdom in philosophy according to Plato is this, that Socrates doesn't think he knows what he doesn't know, and, as Plato's dialog interprets the oracle's words, that is the only wisdom any human being can have (Apology 23b).
And so the form of expression is contradictory, but its meaning of course is not. Socrates has no wisdom other than the wisdom that he is not wise, and so he is both wise and not wise, in different senses of the word 'wise' of course.
What does Socrates mean when he says, 'I know that I don't know'? That he has set a test for deciding whether or not he knows he knows a thing, the test of cross-questioning. And when he tests what he thinks he knows, he is refuted by that test. And that is how he knows that he doesn't know.
The reason Socrates is able to use his philosophical method of enquiry so well is that, before Socrates asks others -- e.g. before he asked Euthyphro "what piety is", or Laches and Nicias "what courage is" -- Socrates has already asked Socrates what piety and courage
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