Philosophical Self-Knowledge

Two Studies

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Philosophical Self-Knowledge
Two Studies

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The inscription on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, Gnothi seauton (Know thyself), is taken up by Socrates and pursued as the center of philosophy. Self-knowledge is the theme that endures throughout the history of philosophy. It is a theme that philosophy shares with literature. We know ourselves to be human, but the question remains as to what it means to be human. What we are is a metaphysical and ethical problem. Satire shows us how others see us. Memory, the mother of the Muses, gives us access to see ourselves as we have been, are now, and may be in the future. This work considers the idea of satire through the writings of Aristophanes, Lucian, Erasmus, Rabelais, Swift, Voltaire, and Joyce. It examines the nature of memory in terms of the views of Hesiod, Plato, Aristotle, Camillo, Vico, Hegel, and Joyce. Attention to Joyce in both instances is to Finnegans Wake. The author invites readers to take up the question of self-knowledge, to pursue it further in their own terms and sources.
The author

About the author

Donald Phillip Verene is Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy at Emory University and Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. His works include Vico’s Science of Imagination; The New Art of Autobiography; Philosophy and the Return to Self-Knowledge; Moral Philosophy and the Modern World; The Philosophy of Literature; and The Rhetorical Sense of Philosophy. He has held visiting appointments at Oxford University, University of Toronto, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” and the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Donald Phillip Verene
Editor Donald Philipp Verene, Alexander Gungov
Number of pages 120
Language English
Publication date Apr 8, 2024
Weight (kg) 0.1600
ISBN-13 9783838218809