The closest humans can be to the gods is understanding that we don’t know everything and socrates calls this “human wisdom” the nature of this is that “human wisdom” is worth hardly anything, to have this kind of understanding is useless but it is superior to having no wisdom. The concept of human wisdom is fundamental for an understanding of the apology but it has not been properly understood the received interpretations offer insufficient resources for explaining.
316 quotes from socrates: 'the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing', 'the unexamined life is not worth living', and 'there is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Given that human wisdom is human virtue or the most important element in human virtue, the philosophical life is the life of human wisdom35 the nature of socrates’ human wisdom is greatly elucidated by its identification with philosophia. Wisdom 1: socrates claims that he gained his reputation from having human wisdom, and nothing else this is contrary to the accusation that he has something better than human wisdom, which socrates cannot describe as he does not know what it is wisdom 2: socrates says that the sophists are wise in.
Socrates' view of wisdom, as expressed by plato in the apology (20e-23c), is sometimes interpreted as an example of a humility theory of wisdom (see, for example, ryan 1996 and whitcomb, 2010) in plato's apology , socrates and his friend chaerephon visit the oracle at delphi.
Socrates's trial and human wisdommy information pertains to socrates and the subject of human wisdom the subject and foundation of human wisdom. Socrates's trial and human wisdom my information pertains to socrates and the subject my information pertains to socrates and the subject of human wisdom . Most of plato's early dialogues--those that center more on socrates' thought than on plato's own--are concerned with ethical questions, and so we can perhaps reconcile xenophon's and plato's accounts by saying that socrates' wisdom is a kind of ethical wisdom, one that would make him supremely free, upright, and prudent.
His entire wisdom in philosophy according to plato is this, that socrates doesn't think he knows what he doesn't know, and, as plato's dialog interprets the oracle's words, that is the only wisdom any human being can have (apology 23b. Refuting pretenders to wisdom, socrates tries to help them become more humble, and thereby remove the one modest way in which he is superior socrates’ mission is a philosophical version of a typical greek attack on hubris.