Monday, September 06, 2010

The Socratic Method


"If I say that it is the greatest good for a man to discuss virtue every day and those other things about which you hear me conversing and testing myself and others, for the unexamined life is not worth living for men, you will believe me even less. What I say is true, gentlemen, but it is not easy to convince you."

I am reading Plato for the first time, in my eighth year of college. I bloody love it. And disagree with about half of it. But it sure is fun reading! If you haven't read any of his stuff yet, you should read some of the dialogues. It's clearly where the idea of othering comes from.

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