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Apology

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Your world needs you; it needs your desire to understand it, your openness to what it has to teach you, your acceptance of its imperfections, and your sincere wish and best efforts to be useful to it because you care for it as it has cared for you, however...
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II John Locke The related problems of "the public orthodoxy" and "the open society" were major concerns of  Willmoore Kendall throughout his professional career. In his reappraisal of...
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"One Being, the only truly wise, does not and does agree to be called Zeus." - Heraclitus This reading of the Euthyphro will grapple with the accusations of impiety leveled against...
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Plato’s dialogue Gorgias ends with a long speech culminating in a rousing cry by an aroused Socrates. He is speaking to Gorgias’s student Callicles about his swaggering opinionatedness and their common uneducatedness. The words he...
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The purpose of this essay is to elucidate the importance of Plato’s commitment to rational discourse in the Apology and Gorgias. Both dialogues chronicle the transfer of authority from the destructive world of Athens to the philosophers....
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I am grateful for the opportunity to have reflected on the life of Socrates as I wrote this evening's lecture. Of course, it's not every life that is told through the story of its death, but I think this is...