Wise man aren’t philosophers

The true philosopher is not the one who knows the answer but the one who is looking for it.

θεῶν οὐδεὶς φιλοσοφεῖ οὐδ᾽ ἐπιθυμεῖ σοφὸς γενέσθαι—ἔστι γάρ—οὐδ᾽ εἴ τις ἄλλος σοφός, οὐ φιλοσοφεῖ.

None of the gods are philosophers nor do they desire to become wise – they are already – nor does any other man who is wise practice philosophy.

Plato Symposium 203E

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1 Response to Wise man aren’t philosophers

  1. The age-old debate between sophistry and philosophy. The reason why Plato and Aristotle fell apart from each other.

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