The ancient Greek aphorism - "know thyself"; what does it actually mean?

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Nov 9, 2016

Socrates said it, he meant that we cannot contemplate complex issues when we do not understand even ourselves.


Socrates was all about explaining and defining the simple things, he was almost obsessive about the it in fact. I believe that he said "Know thyself" as an argument to other philosophers of the time who were interested in more complex issues - as he was always interested in the more basic things.