Define the "examined life" according to Socrates in Apology.

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Socrates was sufficiently arrogant as to believe that he was among the wisest of men, certainly wiser than those who were sitting in judgement of him and prepared to sentence him to death. Yet, Socrates’ concept of wisdom had less to do with knowledge per se than with understanding. Specifically, he understood that he did not know everything there was to know, in contrast to many others who purported to wisdom based on what they did know. And it is within this context that Plato , summarizing his elder’s self-defense, quotes his teacher’s adage that “the unexamined life is not worth living . . .” Socrates was, of course, a scholar driven by the thirst for knowledge and for virtue that resulted from self-reflection and inquiry and from engaging in discourse with other learned men. Not for nothing is his name associated with the practice among many law professors of calling out students rather than passively awaiting acceptance of the offer of dialogue. He was an instigator of...

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