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The connection of the care for self and other in Plato’s Laches

  title={The connection of the care for self and other in Plato’s Laches},
  author={Will Tilleczek},
Epimeleia heautou, or care of the self, is central to Socratic ethics. In other words, Socrates’ cross-examinations and his search for virtue are part of a project ultimately concerned with the problem of caring for the soul. The importance of the care of the self to Socratic ethics is established, for example, throughout the Apology: “are you not ashamed of your eagerness to possess as much wealth [...] as possible while you do not care for [...] wisdom or truth, or the best possible state of… Expand
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