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the Socratic paradox

I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something, although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do.

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Heraclitus versus Plato: the immortality of the soul.

Heraclitus says that:

“For souls it is death to become water, for water it is death to become earth; from earth water comes to be, and from water, soul.”  299…

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Kindness

Why Be Kind?

I finally understood kindness after I shattered my shoulder a few years ago. An ‘elderly’ person offered to help when I fumbled with a door in my sling. 54 more words

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Socratic Love

People say love is complicated.

But just because something is profound that does not mean it’s complex.

Love is simple – it makes a path for something else. 105 more words

Whatever

Does the Euthyphro dilemma actually prove anything?

I’m not religious.  I don’t think morality comes from God, gods, or any religious precept.  But often, when I see debates on whether or not morality can only come from God or religion, an atheist philosopher will mention the… 538 more words

Zeitgeist

Reading Frankenstein: Chapters 1 and 2

When I began writing the first Reading Frankenstein post, I did not anticipate putting down nearly 2,000 words. I’m pretty sure that’s not the optimal length for this sort of exercise. 1,668 more words

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