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    Epistemology

    The process of knowing is beset with paradox. Socrates defines it succintly in his dialogue with Meno: “man cannot seek what he knows (he already has it), and he cannot seek what he does not know.” For Socrates learning was recollection. Truth resides in the person, learning unearths that truth hidden in memory. The Socratic method is a method of questioning that teases out the truth. What does that truth teased out truth tell us? That we don’t know. What is revealed is the truth of the untruth people “chose” to live in. This is why the Athenians poisoned Socrates and quelled his incessant questioning. The iconolastic Socrates just would…