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Proverbial Friday - Global Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. 298 more words


The Philosophical Life In Plato's 'Apology'

In Plato’s Apology, Socrates asserts that if the jury were to let him off on the condition that he stop philosophizing, he would nevertheless disobey the order and continue philosophizing. 204 more words


A Good Scrap

Ever get in an argument? I bet you have; they are pretty hard to avoid in life. Unless you are Colm McGregor, you may have been able to avoid having many of the physical sort. 757 more words

Colm McGregor

Sócrates - Football's last intellectual

There are many iconic World Cup images; Bobby Moore and Pele embracing after the England and Brazil game in Mexico, 1970, Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal in 1986 and Marco Tardelli’s passionate celebration after his goal for Italy against West Germany in 1982. 1,692 more words



By Play-Dough

The following is a satirical Socratic dialogue between a rebellious youth and the ancient philosopher Socrates inquiring about what it means to be “cool”. 1,167 more words

Dream of Reason by Anthony Gottlieb

Subtitled A History of Philosophy From The Greeks To The Renaissance.  In terms of the range and the content, I guess this was what I should have expected: a history of the western canon skimming quickly past the periods and regions of marginal interest (ie. 265 more words