Philosophers question answers

Prisca asked:

Philosophers do not produce answers, they question answers. Discuss.

Answer by David Robjant

To love wisdom you do not have to be wise. The particular passion for wisdom that humans have is, after all, partly an acknowledgement of their foolishness. On the other hand I think some humans are more foolish than others. So when Socrates says that he knows only that he knows nothing, I take it that he is a more knowledgeable and wise individual on account of his ignorance. In that way, ignorance and questioning is itself the production of an answer.

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