Know Thyself

published 6 years ago by BBC Radio

Is it possible to ever 'Know Thyself'? Narrated by Stephen Fry.

Words new thy self could Newfie say out Tom were inscribed in stone above the ancient Greek temple of Apollo at Delphi. Socrates took this injunction very seriously. And spent his life trying to do just that. New himself. According to Plato. The conclusion he reached was that he knew nothing. About anything. His wisdom lay in understanding the limits of his knowledge. Other philosophers such as Thomas hopes have been more optimistic about self knowledge and its uses. He thought that one of the best ways to understand other people was to introspect. If you want to appreciate what motivates others. Studying yourself close. If you observe your own thoughts ...

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