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Philosophy, Academey, and Plato (428.05.21 around about)

PLATO ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/21:  Founder of the institute of higher learning, The Academy, a writer on politics, metaphysics, and epistemology, the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato was born around about, according to some historical calculations, on this date in the year 428.  501 kata lagi


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Thought For Today

The Simile of the Aviary

The retaining of beings for making present, as first encountered in the simile of the wax mass, is subject to change. This can be because we forget the being we have retained, or the being that we we have retained changes without what we retain also changing. 795 kata lagi


The Simile of the Wax Mass

Assume then, by way of simile, that our souls contain something like a wax mass, sometimes larger, sometimes smaller, sometimes purer, sometimes more impure, sometimes harder, sometimes softer, and sometimes of just the right quality.

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On Pierre Hadot – A Draft Much too Long for a Blog Post

Pierre Hadot (1922–2010) was a French philosopher and historian of ancient philosophy, especially of Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Cynicism, Epicureanism, and Neoplatonism. He was a professor at the Collège de France in Paris where he also wrote and taught on a number of philosophers, including Marcus Aurelius, Plotinus, Descartes, Kant, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Merleau-Ponty, to name a few. 10.049 kata lagi


Gödel's Theorem

Kurt Gödel[1] was a Platonist,[2] logician and mathematician who developed the intention of making a profound and lasting impact on philosophical mathematics. His next task was to think of something! 2.823 kata lagi

Three Billboards Outside Hamlet

What is it with Hollywood and dark stories?  So I’ll add Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to my list.  That list is highly acclaimed movies that are gratuitously dark.  501 kata lagi