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Trumps America...

Is there such as a perfect society? Can we all live perfectly in harmony and peace? We as humans of this world will forever strive for greatness. 448 kata lagi

Plato's Republic Book II (Part I): Glaucon and Adeimantus

Glaucon and Adeimantus, both brothers and Athenians (brothers of Plato), make up the bulk of the remainder of the Republic. Both brothers are praised by Socrates for their noble actions as soldiers at Megara and also for their aristocratic lineage, descending from Ariston (meaning “excellence”). 913 kata lagi

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I Left My Home Town. No, I Don't Miss It.

I really, really, really wish I could sit here and go on about nostalgia, the Southern charm and small town, wholesome values, but I can’t. The truth of the matter is, I’m so glad I left and I don’t know why didn’t leave sooner. 505 kata lagi

Why Philosophy? Lecture 1 HM4511

Plato famously said that the ‘unexamined life is not worth living’ (Apology 38a). But what is an examined life in contrast? Normally, I suppose, when we live our lives, we do not question our fundamental principles, values, or beliefs. 1.581 kata lagi


After Reading a Page and a Half of Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry

Wikipedia Poem, No. 600
the keyhole 
of my broad back 
my ignorance were i 
          ignorant as all the philosophers
poured into a visible earthen mold    
be       invincibly 
ignorant for being 
          unreached but unreachable
   condition is
the key then to 
         to verdant madness 
and made 
one less
light the winged the
sacred thing of madness

i am stone

is no more
 i am so enamored
 i am 
  i am so enamored
      i am so enamored
i am so enamored 39 kata lagi

Philosophy Forum 28/09/2017: Giovanni Reale on Plato

Dear All

making a slight leap but still vaguely in the realm of the one this week we’ll look at the introduction and first chapter… 124 kata lagi


The Medici, the Camaldolese and the Birth of Modernism

It has long been one of my contentions that the Medici family was one of the conduits through which NeoPlatonic natural magic as well as theurgy and even the tenets of Gnoticism entered into the West in the Renaissance. 632 kata lagi