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The self and other explosions | New Philosopher

“But if that’s Olham, then I must be –”

He did not complete the sentence, only the

first phrase. The blast was visible all the…

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Being an iconoclast (seeing the sun instead of shadows) does not make you automatically right

We’re teaching Plato in the 1st year experience course I have two sections of right now. Every year I get frustrated with Plato for intertwined personal and philosophical reasons. 546 more words

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Misology, the opposite of Philology

οὐκ ἔστιν ὅ τι ἄν τις μεῖζον τούτου κακόν πάθοι ἢ λόγους μισήσας. Plato, Phaedo 39D

It is not possible that anyone suffer an evil greater than that he should come to hate rational conversation (λόγους, lógous, lit. 102 more words

Teaching Plato

Plato taught me much through high school. My first encounter was the “Allegory of the Cave” in world history as a sophomore in high school. The teacher lent me the Republic, and I read it. 162 more words


Perusing Poetics: Why I Write and Other Passionate Rants

If you’ve been reading these posts for a while, you know a couple of things–I hope. The thing pertinent to this discussion, however, is that I have no problem trashing the readings that I do for this class a lot of the time. 555 more words



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