The unexamined life examined

January 15, 2015

The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates Apology 38a

These words form the the defining phrase for the ethos of the philosopher in Western culture that derives form the Classical Greek tradition.

It also ties in to the belief of examination of all beliefs and mistrust or at the very least re-examination of authority.

The unexamined life is living.

The unexamined question is not worth answering.

The unexamined life may not be worth living,
but that sure doesn't stop us from trying.

The examined life is difficult to live — it's been examined to death.

The unexamined life, So worth living!

The non-unexamined life, So worth living!

The thoughtless life is not worth living.

But is it true? No.

And what is an examined or an unexamined life? Should everything be examined?

Why riff on this rather than n its opposite, the Life worth living is not to be examined. Both lack of authority and

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