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

THEMES: An investigation into the meaning of piety, On the difference between fear and reverence, An illustration that the act precedes the state, EUTHYPHRO: Why have you left the Lyceum, Socrates? and what are you doing in the Porch of the King Archon? Surely you cannot be concerned in a suit before the King, like myself?  SOCRATES: Not … Continue reading Euthyphro! (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

Epinomis! (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Translated by R.M. Lamb PLATO. Delphi Complete Works of Plato (Illustrated) (Delphi Ancient Classics Book 5)

THEME: Quest for the path to attainment of Wisdom and Moral Rectitude,  Cleinias: True to our agreement, good sir, we have come all three — you and I and Megillus here — to consider in what terms we ought to describe that part of understanding which we say produces, when it so intends, the most excellent disposition … Continue reading Epinomis! (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Translated by R.M. Lamb PLATO. Delphi Complete Works of Plato (Illustrated) (Delphi Ancient Classics Book 5)

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

Themes: On the noble error, the nature of true praise, the being and nature of love, works of love, on the birth of love, the nature of the spirit Love, on the mysteries of love,  Impossible: I (Apollodorus) said. Are you ignorant that for many years Agathon has not resided at Athens; and not three … Continue reading Symposium! (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

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

Themes: The search after the sophist, inquiry into the nature/reality of not-being, on the problem of Being, on admixture/communion of natures, on the possibility of falsehood, on the conception of language and opinion, on the definition of disease, vice, ignorance, the nature of essence... THEODORUS: Nay, Socrates, he is not one of the disputatious sort--he is too good for … Continue reading Sophist! (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

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

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