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

Themes: On what is an ideal State, delineation of a Statesman, the nature of the second-best State, on the notion of good governance without laws/law isn’t the perfection of right, the nature of excess and defect, the nature of the righteous judge, the nature of the Royal Web. Where shall we discover the path of … Continue reading

<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

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

Theme: On the definition/ nature of Rhetoric …Nobody asked what was the quality, but what was the nature, of the art, and by what name we were to describe Gorgias. Very good then; as you profess to be a rhetorician, and a maker of rhetoricians, let me ask you, with what is rhetoric concerned: I might … Continue reading

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

Theme: What is Beauty? On the definition of Beauty- An endeavor to find the definition of beauty, the fine, the fine, or/and the beautiful…  Why did the ancient wisemen refrain from the affairs of state, and none of those ancients ever thought fit to exact the money as payment (ironically unconscious of the fact that money is … 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