Philosophical Approach of Ignorance and Its Implementation in Aesthetic Surgery—Epilogue




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Plastic Aesthetic and Laser Surgery, Hygeia hospital, Athens, Greece

 



Socrates was a Greek philosopher and the main source of Western thought. Little is known of his life except what was recorded by his students, especially Plato.

Socrates believed that philosophy should achieve practical results for the greater well-being of society. He attempted to establish an ethical system based on human reason rather than theological doctrine. He pointed out that human choice was motivated by the desire for happiness. Ultimate wisdom comes from knowing oneself. The more a person knows, the greater his or her ability to reason and make choices that will bring true happiness through knowledge.

In Plato’s writings, “I know that I know nothing” (Ancient Greek: ἓν οἶδα ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα, hen oída hoti oudén oída; Latin: scio me nihil scire or scio me nescire) is a well-known saying which is attributed to the Greek philosopher Socrates, who was Plato’s teacher.

Socrates insisted on the wondrous way of the honest assumption of ignorance, which can turn into the beginning of true knowledge.

When an individual experiences this critical point without fear and without expectations, it seems that something very important is starting to happen in and around his or her life, gradually transforming into the microcosmic unit of existence and always seeking the timely Socratic teaching, founded in ancient Greece 2500 years ago, from the great Master of Greek and all humanity, philosopher Socrates.

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Jul 16, 2017 | Posted by in Aesthetic plastic surgery | Comments Off on Philosophical Approach of Ignorance and Its Implementation in Aesthetic Surgery—Epilogue
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