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The Care of the Self in Plato’s Gorgias

(Original title: Starosť o seba v Platónovom dialógu Gorgias)
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 3, 227-238.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper offers an analysis of Plato’s conception of the care of the self in his Gorgias. There are two components of the self-care: self-knowledge and self-control. The first part deals with self-knowledge. The second part asks the question, wether there can be a fixed model of the individual soul’s order. The third part of the paper deals with Plato’s conception of self-control. The last part is concerned with the problem of a self-control training.


Self-care, Self-knowledge, Self-control, Plato, Gorgias, Socrates, Dialogue, Cosmos, Training

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