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Platonic Thought of the Week 11

Platonic Thought of the Week 11

Platonic Thought of the Week 11: Euthydemus 289c-290a . . . what if we were to learn the speech-writer’s skill; is this the one we need to acquire if we are to be blessed? I don’t think so, Cleinias objected. On what evidence? said I. I notice, said he, that some...

Platonic Thought of the Week 10

Platonic Thought of the Week 10

Friom Meno, 81a-d Meno: 81A Don’t you think this argument is well formulated, Socrates? Soc: I do not. Meno: Can you say why? Soc: I can: for I have heard about matters divine from wise men and women… Meno: What did they propose? Soc: Something true and beautiful, in...

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...

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