Posts Categorized: Socrates

PLATO’S PARABLE OF THE SHIP

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PLATO’S PARABLE OF THE SHIP

Long ago, Socrates knew that nations (like souls, to which he compares them) are not very well-ordered: few citizens do what they are best suited for, everyone wants to interfere with everything, and only buffoons are typically in charge. In The Republic, Socrates narrates a wonderful parable to demonstrate his point. “Imagine then a fleet…
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DEMETER’S TORCH

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We cannot ‘change’ ourselves. Only the Grace of God has that power. The one thing we can ‘do’ at our level of Being, however, is to begin to examine ourselves, to follow Socrates’ injunction to “Know Thyself” (he did not say “change thyself”). This kind of self-observation requires us to cultivate an internal, non-judgmental, sincere…
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THE WISDOM OF SOCRATES

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TweetShare Socrates was born in 469 B.C., in the early years of Pericles’ rule. Socrates, like all Athenian children, studied music, Homer’s poetry, and gymnastics. He also acquired some knowledge of geometry and astronomy, and became fascinated with the theories of Thales and others on the nature of matter. So with his friend Chaerephon, he…
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THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS – SOLVING THE WRONG MYSTERY

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TweetShare “The Dead Sea Scrolls consist of nearly 900 texts, the first batch of which were discovered by a Bedouin shepherd in 1947. They date from before A.D. 70, and some may go back to as early as the third century B.C.” There is “big news” today on Yahoo about the Dead Sea Scrolls. Mystery…
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EROS PERVERTED

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TweetShare Eros, the Greek god of Love, represents the passionate Desire for all that is good, true, beautiful and meaningful. Eros is the driving force and motivation behind all the great discoveries of science, all great art, all great social endeavors, all the magnificent efforts of the human mind, heart, and spirit. In Plato’s Symposium,…
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PLATO’S “APOLOGY OF SOCRATES”: A New Translation, in the Style of a Cinematic Novel

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by Steve Kostecke (Today’s PRIZE GIVEAWAY is a PDF Copy of Steve’s Book. Leave a COMMENT to enter. See details below) Tweet Share Andrew Cort’s Mini-Review:   In this new translation of Plato’s Apology (Socrates’ statement to the Athenian court that soon condemned him on trumped up charges of “corrupting the youth of Athens”), Steve Kostecke has…
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