Socratic Problem

Socratic problem was to find out universal valid knowledge. At the same time his philosophical enquiry was ethical in character, which aims at the discovery of his own self. Hence, one could easily conclude that by knowledge Socrates meant the knowledge of justice, virtue and eternal or religious ideas. Socrates believed that real knowledge of justice, virtue and eternal ideas are already present in man. This knowledge is dormant and waiting to be recalled by skilful questioning. How this knowledge is present in man? This question led Socrates to believe in the immortality of the soul. For, he seemed to have believed that the immortality of the soul would enable man to have real knowledge about justices, virtue and eternal ideas.

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