chapter  2
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On knowledge and ignorance

As you see, what Doctor Faust says is highly relevant: he leads us towards the very topic announced by the title ofmy talk, the topic ofKnowledge and Ignorance.2 I intend to deal with this subject historically, though only very briefly, and to make its focal point the teachings of Socrates; and so I shall begin with the finest philosophical work I know, Plato's Apology of Socrates Before His Judges.