<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

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

Themes: Discussion on soul’s immortality, Suicide, Theory of Forms, & leading the philosophical life…  How singular is the thing called pleasure, and how curiously related to pain, which might be thought to be the opposite of it; for they are never present to a man at the same instant, and yet he who pursues either is generally compelled to take … Continue reading

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

On the theme of justice and how injustice should be dealt with…  (Crito) For if you die I shall not only lose a friend who can never be replaced, but there is another evil: people who do not know you and me will believe that I might have saved you if I had been willing to … 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

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

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

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

Whether virtue is acquired by teaching or by practice, or whether it comes to man by nature or in what other way… Whether virtue is natural or acquire… Socrates: he makes the claim that he does not know what virtue is… wants to know the nature of virtue as a whole… Meno attempts at defining … Continue reading

The Quest for a Complete Citizen: Her Making!!!
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The Quest for a Complete Citizen: Her Making!!!

“…As a mortar is made by a mortar-maker, so a citizen is made by a citizen-maker…”[1]   There are two preliminary core inquiries that ought to be posed and settled first to the best of our understanding. These are: What is a complete citizen, and what is a State (in the strictest and/or best terms) … Continue reading