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.]
Posted by Michael Wade at 3:30 AM