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Platonic Thought of the Week 6

Platonic Thought of the Week 6

The Euthyphro Dilemma at Euthyphro 10e-11b Euthyphro: 10E How so, Socrates? Socrates: Because we agree that what is holy is loved because it is holy, and it is not because it is loved, that it is holy; is this so? Euthyphro: Yes. Socrates: And yet, what is beloved of...

John Dillon elected to The British Academy

John Dillon elected to The British Academy

John Dillon, Regius Professor of Greek Emeritus at TCD, has been elected to The British Academy, UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

Irish Times Book Review: The Lockdown Papers

Irish Times Book Review: The Lockdown Papers

A fine review appeared in The Irish Times Book Section for The Lockdown Papers, with Brian Maye noting:  “mordant, satirical, irreverent and always leavened by wit, Humour and eloquent expression.” Read More

Platonic Thought of the Week 5

Platonic Thought of the Week 5

Socrates: Indeed, Lysimachus, I should be very wrong in refusing to aid in the improvement of anybody. And if I had shown in this conversation that I had a knowledge which Nicias and Laches have not, then I admit that you would be right in inviting me to perform this...

Platonic Thought of the Week 4

Platonic Thought of the Week 4

Such, Charmides, I said, is the nature of the charm, which I learned when serving with the army from one of the physicians of the Thracian king Zamolxis, who are said to be so skilful that they can even give immortality. This Thracian told me that in these notions of...

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