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Reality and Truth

Reality and Truth
– An Imagined Discourse in a Democracy –

You say ‘the world is not fair’. How is the world not fair? 394 more words

Billy Ray Chitwood

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          Socrates once said “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” I asked myself what does he mean by ” knowing you know nothing” ?  1,879 more words

Mind & Soul

95. The Symposium (The Dinner Party) by Xenophon (c.370 BC)

Plot:   Socrates and his friends are invited to dine at Callias’ house where they all fall under the spell of love for the youth Autolycus. 667 more words

4th Century BC

The Early Christian Church and Greek Culture

Early Christian figures like Minucius Felix, contrary to popular thought, did not reject the idea of incorporating Greek classics into Christianity. Their view was that these Greeks were making their way towards the ultimate goal: the teachings of Jesus. 472 more words

Western Civilization I


I mentioned a couple of years ago that Franny in J.D. Salinger’s delightful novel Franny and Zooey decided to drop out of college because, she said, “no one there talks about wisdom.” T.S. 780 more words

Hugh's Blogs

94. Memorabilia Socratis (Memoirs of Socrates) by Xenophon (c.370 BC)

Plot: A defence of Socrates’ character and piety, mostly via an assortment of short encounters between Socrates and others, prefaced by Xenophon’s own defence of the specific charges made against Socrates leading to his death. 449 more words

4th Century BC

Socrates Quote 

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates