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Except Love

What is interesting is that actually the only thing that Socrates says he knows something about is love. See Plato's Symposium 177d-e.

And for this reason, perhaps, the great 20th century French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas turns the meaning of philosophy as 'love of wisdom' to mean 'wisdom of love'. Is Socrates the wisest man of Greece because his wisdom is not the wisdom of knowledge, but the wisdom of love, or because he knows that he knows nothing? Or are they connected in a deep manner as Love/Eros is the intermediary being between good and bad, knowledge and ignorance?

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