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In this paper I will attempt to define for the reader the true meaning of wisdom and all of its parts I will try to explain knowledge and the knower versus the known I will also attempt to explain exactly how a person comes to be considered wise as Socrates was So in truth explain the Socratic method Hopefully by the time the reader has finished this paper heshe will have a good grasp on my own opinion of Socrates and also have a grasp on the definition of wisdom and how it applies to Socrates I will accomplish theses tasks by using the works of Plato the Apology the Crito and the Phaedo in hopes to prove my pointWhat is wisdom The literal meaning or etymology of the word is rooted in the Indo-European words such as weid woid wid meaning to see The etymology of wisdom also can be seen in the verb wit from German which means to know Mohr 3 So the etymology is too see and to know This is the definition I will expand on Wisdom is a type of seeing Seeing means that the seer and the object being seen are united This union of the seer or knower and the known or seen is Knowledge Knowledge can be in relation to virtually anything where there is a union of the knower and the known One can be the knower of Biology and he knows about life He has knowledge about life One can know psychology and have knowledge about the human psyche But my question is are the Biologist and the Psychologist really wise Or do they only have one type of knowledge on one select subject Take this analogy for example A person may have a complete understanding of how to ride a bicycle They know all of the laws and the mechanics and the physics of the entire concept of riding a bike But they
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