<strong>Theaetetus!</strong><strong> </strong>(Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)<strong></strong>
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Theaetetus! (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

Themes: On what knowledge is or rather is not, On the difference between a philosopher and a lawyer, On theories of mind, On the doctrine of perpetual flux, On the existence/non-existence of false opinion, ’Is not learning growing wiser about that which you learn?’ …  And by wisdom the wise are wise? …  And is that different in any way from knowledge?  … Continue reading

The Republic (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)
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The Republic (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

Themes: On what is Justice, the best form of governance, on whether injustice is more advantageous than justice, on whether the unjust are happy and the just miserable, forms of the State and forms of the human soul, Book 1 Justice: attempts at defining the term: – (Cephalus/Simonides/Polemarchus) whether it is repayment of debt…  the return of a deposit of gold … Continue reading

Phaedrus (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)
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Phaedrus (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

Themes: on the nature and power of love, the figure of the soul, rules of writing and speech making… Now I have no leisure for such enquiries (Religious allegories/myths); shall I tell you why? I must first know myself, as the Delphian inscription says; to be curious about that which is not my concern, while I … Continue reading

Euthydemus (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)
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Euthydemus (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

Themes: Discussion on verbal trickery, wrangling of words, correct use of words, the science of happiness, the amphibious class, the nature of intermediates, … The teaching of virtue, Socrates, he (Euthydemus) replied, is our principal occupation; and we believe that we can impart it better and quicker than any man. but tell me one thing, –can you make a good … Continue reading

Halycon & Axiochus dialogues (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from these Socratic dialogues by Plato, George Pallatos & George Burges translations respectively)
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Halycon & Axiochus dialogues (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from these Socratic dialogues by Plato, George Pallatos & George Burges translations respectively)

HALYCON Theme: On the weakness of human mind!!! We seem to be completely short-sighted judges of what is likely or unlikely – we make our judgment according to the best of our human ability, which is weak, unreliable and blind. Numerous things which are possible seem, to us, not possible, and many things which are … Continue reading

Apology dialogue (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)
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Apology dialogue (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

Let the judge decide justly and the speaker speak truly… Charges levied on Socrates, through the mouthpieces of Meletus (represents poets), Anytus (represents craftsmen) and Lycon (represents rhetoricians) …): (Ancient slanderers) tell of one Socrates, a wise man, who speculated about the heaven above, and searched into the earth beneath, and made the worse appear … Continue reading