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Published: 12 January 2017

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780190226411

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A History

Edited by Ursula Renz

Oxford Philosophical Concepts

  • Examining how philosophers tried to explain the rationale of the Delphic injunction "Know thyself", the book approaches the issue of self-knowledge from an angle which is unusual in philosophy.
  • The chapters are written by distinguished philosophers and experts in their fields who all engage in a common project
  • It contains various interdisciplinary reflections showing that the search for self-knowledge is an important theme in culture from Homer's time through the present