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Phaedo

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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...

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Christopher Nelson as he considers whom we should hold as heroes, worthy of emulation. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher
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Soul, World, and Idea: An Interpretation of Plato’s Republic and Phaedo by Daniel Sherman. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013) “To save the phenomena” of heavenly motions by undergirding them with...
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My subject, as proposed, is "Plato's Theory of Ideas." Whether that subject actually interests you, or you think that it ought to interest you, you will, I imagine, regard it as a respectable topic. And yet...

Imitation, like so many time-tested educational activities, took a big hit during the twentieth century. The history of the desire to create autonomously is long, but early in the last century, this desire became an out-and-out obsession. The...
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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...