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Finished Euthyphro

Well I told myself I would read only 3 pages, well , at least 3 pages, but now I have finished the whole dialogue.  What did I get from it?   162 more words

3+ Pages of Plato - Euthyphro

We learn from this page 1 that Socrates was often at the Lyceum, which was a gymnasium and training ground for athletic activities.  Euthyphro asks what is he doing at the king-archon’s court? 630 more words

A haiku for National Poetry day: Light

ease the burden of darkness
beaming light relief

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato


Blog: Are Internet Trolls Modern Sophists?

Some 2,400 years ago, in Athens, there were people called sophists. By name, they were “wise guys”—not like John Bellushi or Joe Pesci—but rather“experts” or “sages,” derived from the Greek “ 827 more words

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Some Recent Papers On Method, Science, and Ethics

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

La Traduction Comme Methode
According to Maurice Merleau-Ponty, in the pluralistic world in which we now live, there cannot be an overarching and vertical universal (universel de surplomb) anymore: we have now to find paths, methods, towards what he called, by contrast, a “lateral universality” (universalité latérale). 1,033 more words


Plato's dialogue form and the history of hermeneutics

Mary Margaret McCabe (‘Plato’s Ways of Writing’ in Fine, Oxford Handbook, 99) rightly sees that Plato’s dialogue form constitutes…

a philosophical claim: that theoretical discussion can only be carried out within a particular culture…

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