Quote from Socrates

02:49 Aug 24, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Quote from Socrates
.. zeigen , daß weder die kritiklose Übernahme noch das erwähnte Eingeständnis in die Unwissenheit uns weiterbringht. Vielmehr können wir uns nur noch durch das Infragestellen des Herkömmlichen den Ziel des Wissens nähern.
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Explanation:
My suggestion:

... show that neither uncritical acceptance nor the mentioned admission of ignorance will take us any further. On the contrary, only by questioning custom do we approach our goal of knowledge.

I hope this is helpful.

Randi Stenstrop
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1 hr
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Explanation:
I just wanted to add a quick note. I will translate it later, but "Infragestellen" in philosophical texts
is "inquiry."

Elisabeth Moser
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1 hr
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Explanation:
I think the asker wanted someone to find the exact quotation, and not to have it translated. It's always dangerous to retranslate Plato and other ancient authors...
Do you know which dialogue is the quotation taken from? I could not recognize it at first sight.
See the URL below for a complete official translation of all Plato's works.



    classics.mit.edu/Browse/browse-Plato.html
Laura Gentili
Italy
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