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Aeon Essays: The civic drama of Socrates trial.

You know, going back to read Socrates as an adult (after grade school glances), you realize that to be stuck conversing with Socrates must have been annoying as hell. He wanted you to reflect on your own beliefs, and live in accordance with the logic of one’s choices. There would be no going to church and holding pro-choice beliefs - you’d have to live your conviction, or change that conviction. Yet ... we need to discuss the ‘noble lie’ ... pertinent to today’s political landscape.

09/20/16 • 08:19 AM • HistoryScholarly • (2) Comments


You might enjoy Jo Walton’s Thessaly series. It starts with Athena and Apollo trying to create Plato’s Republic as an experiment, and goes from there.

Posted by eric on 09/21/16 at 04:38 AM

I’ll check ‘em out, thanks!

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 09/21/16 at 09:28 AM


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