Single Idea 115

[catalogued under 2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 2. Elenchus]

Full Idea

Socrates: I'm happy to have a mistaken idea of mine proved wrong.

Gist of Idea

Socrates was pleased if his mistakes were proved wrong


Socrates (reports of career [c.420 BCE]), quoted by Plato - Gorgias 458a

Book Reference

Plato: 'Gorgias', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP World's Classics 1994], p.21