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Republic Book IV: Part III: The Tripartite Soul

Now that Socrates has located the form of justice within the city he reverses course and focuses on the individual. He works through analogy to posit that a man won’t differ from the city with respect to the form of justice. 775 more words


Is time an illusion?

Plato argued that time is constant – it’s life that’s the illusion. Galileo shrugged over the philos-ophy of time and figured out how to plot it on a graph so he could get on with the important physics. 169 more words

Advice from Socrates

This is a great story attributed to Socrates with a message that is more important today than ever:

One day, a man rushed up to Socrates, saying, “I have some news to tell you!” 253 more words


Do you want to trust the person you hire for your most vulnerable moments?

Do you want to be confident that they won’t swindle you, trick you, or give you false promises? 139 more words


He who is not contented with what he has,
would not be contented with what he would like to have.

The Quotable Greek: Think for Yourself

“To find yourself,

think for yourself.”

~ Socrates

“Think for yourself.” Hear that?

Welcome to Conspiracy Theory Week!


A Materialist Critique of Skepticism: Part Six

Frede wrote that the skeptic ‘thinks of himself as following Socrates…What I want to suggest is that Arcesilaus and his followers thought of themselves as just following Socratic practice’54 They… 1,013 more words