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Plato and Cosmic Truth

Plato and Cosmic Truth

The Cosmic Aspect of Truth in Plato John Dillon   I I must confess to having a long-standing adversative relation with the concept of truth, particularly in philosophical and theological contexts, which I recognize as being unreasonable. It is partly due to...

Platonic Thought of the Week 9

Platonic Thought of the Week 9

Plato, Protagoras, 348c-349a Protagoras, do not presume that I am conversing with you from any other motive than to investigate those issues that constantly perplex me. For I believe that a line from Homer says it all: When two go together, one observes before the...

Platonic Thought of the Week 8

Platonic Thought of the Week 8

From: Gorgias 506c4-507a2 Soc: Then hear me as I take up the argument from the beginning. Are the pleasant and the good the same? They are not the same, as Callicles and I have agreed. Is the pleasant enacted for the sake of the good or the good for the sake of the...

Platonic Thought of the Week 7

Platonic Thought of the Week 7

Socrates: Do you see, Hippias, that I speak the truth when I say that I am persistent in questioning wise men? And this is probably the only good thing about me, as I am otherwise quite worthless; for I am all wrong about facts, and do not know the truth about them....

Flood the Sahara! A Contribution to Saving the Planet

Flood the Sahara! A Contribution to Saving the Planet

The recent dire warnings from the scientific community as to the threat posed to the planet by our reckless disruption of the balance of Nature by the emission of excessive greenhouse gases prompt me to revive a proposal that I made some ten years ago now (published...

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