Thursday, October 08, 2015

Getting Down with Plato



It has been years since I studied the philosophy of Plato. A few nights ago, I found myself in-between books that I'd consider for late-night reading and so picked up the Signet Classics edition of The Great Dialogues of Plato.*

It was like meeting an old friend.

So it's Plato time. 

I've decided to follow the approach used in school: start with Plato and then move on to Aristotle. [Aristotle was my favorite back then and I'll see if that remains the case.]

It will be time well spent.

One thing I've already noticed: how much modern political and legal commentary resembles the Sophists. That, my friends, is not a compliment.

[*A great edition. Check it out. Truly a bargain.]

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