“Cleitophon” by Plato

The Limitation of Socrates

Cleitophon gives Socrates a dose of his own medicine. Socrates has exhorted men to devote themselves to virtue and pursue knowledge of justice. What is the next step? What is the art which deals with the virtue of the soul?

“Socrates, while you are of untold value to a man who has not been exhorted, to him who has been exhorted you are almost an actual hindrance in the way of his attaining the goal of virtue and becoming a happy man.”


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