Plato's Alcibiades 1: Self-Knowledge

The Alcibiades 1 is a dialogue between Socrates and Alcibiades centering on the question of what knowledge one needs for public life. Like the early dialogues, the question becomes whether the virtues needed by a statesman can be taught, and on the importance of self-knowledge as a starting point for any leader.

For centuries this was considered the best entry point for new students of Plato, which makes The Alcibiades especially illuminating.

 

LINK: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1676/1676-h/1676-h.htm

 

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