The role of the fool in philosophy?

Who is the fool in philosophy?

This history goes back at least as far as Socrates. Arguably, Socrates was both a fool (he was ignorant) and wise (he knew he was ignorant).

Which is the fool?

a silly or stupid person; a person who lacks judgment or sense. a professional jester, formerly kept by a person of royal or noble rank for amusement: the court fool. a person who has been tricked or deceived into appearing or acting silly or stupid: to make a fool of someone.

What is the famous line of Plato?

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” “If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.” “All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one workman.” “Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”

What kind of tale is the wise fool?

literary paradox

The wise fool, or the wisdom of the fool, is a form of literary paradox in which through a narrative a character recognized as a fool comes to be seen as a beholder of wisdom.

Who was called an educated fool?

Mohammad Bin Tughlaq was known as the wisest fool in Indian history because his Schemes like Taxation in the Doab, change of Capital from Delhi to Devagiri, introduction of token currency and the various futile expeditions he under took were failed to take real shape and earned him disrepute.

What is a natural fool?

NATURAL FOOL. An idiot; one born without the reasoning powers, or a capacity to acquire them.