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Notes on Plato's Euthyphro

Socrates and Euthyphro discuss piety. They meet before the offices of the magistrate in Athens who hears charges of for court cases involving religion. Socrates has been charged with impiety, for corrupting the youth by creating new gods and not believing in the old. 3,513 more words

Pre-modern Art And Society

That Gut Feeling 

They say that it’s butterflies in your stomach.

Some call it intuition or conscience. That restless or uneasiness you feel when you are about to take an action or a decision. 249 more words


Know Thyself

Jung was right. If we don’t understand our own unconscious impulses, we are slaves to them. But that doesn’t mean constant self-focus (“what do I feel, what do I think, what do I want?”). 228 more words

For Pastors And Teachers

Power and the Pursuit of Justice

Corey Robin makes the case that we tend to associate virtue with powerlessness and to see power as a vice, a position which leads us to suppose that to be good we must be without power and that, as he says, “strongmen are strong.” I think he’s right, and I think this view of virtue as powerlessness follows from an association of power with self-interest that can be traced back to Plato. 1,074 more words



One skill taught in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy involves helping folks use Socratic questions to challenge unhelpful or ineffective interpretations of events. Unjustified anxiety, as an example, involves an overvaluation of a threat, undervaluation of our capacity to tolerate a threat or both. 540 more words


Proverbial Thursday - 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. 309 more words


The face of a man

It was said of Socrates that he always wore the same expression.

Keith Ashford