Monthly Archives: August 2011

Is Plato Relevant?

Alfred North Whitehead once said that all of philosophy is but a footnote to Plato. It could perhaps be said that Plato started a conversation that is still ongoing today, but I have always found it a little disrespectful to … Continue reading

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Intelligence in Ignorance

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. – Saul Bellow

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Misunderstanding the Greeks

For centuries, the Greeks have been seen as a rational people who almost worshiped reason and science. I remember myself as a young man embracing the Santayana said the Greeks were the only ones who cultivated a life of reason. … Continue reading

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