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Only seekers create philosophies and Philosophers are glorified seekers.
A settled or established opinion, belief, or principle: the classic dogma of objectivity in scientific observation. Synonyms: conviction, certainty
This is to be avoided, some of the most terrible acts in history have been committed by people completely certain they are right.
I'm going to just omit the next paragraph and my response...........
For the sake of civility.
But I will ask.
I thought you said it was rubbish?
Given the conversation he was said to be having.
Personally, on a small side note, I lean towards the idea Socrates was just another allegory Plato used that became popular.
The problem here is context, as it is with a lot of quotes.
Which is why certain people believe Plato's allegorical Atlantis existed.
They leave the context of a conversation about ideal societies out or don't know the full context.
Believing is what humans do.
If you want to get right down to it.
All knowledge really means is justified true belief.
All you have to do is look at how much has been considered "knowledge" or "fact" at some point only to be cast aside.
Then that would be everybody and nobody. Or if I could put it better, all of us to one degree or another. But we are all attached, to varying degrees, to our paradigms.
Ah, you finally gave in to the urge to make it about me.......
Let me clarify what I meant. Can you prove to me that right now I am not some mad god in a void imagining this existence? That I'm not hooked into some computer or perhaps even just a program in a computer? Or, can you even prove your existence to me?