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Re: theos-talk The Thing about Plato,

Jan 05, 2011 09:02 AM
by Drpsionic

I have never understood why anyone ever took Plato seriously.
Chuck the Heretic  

In a message dated 1/4/2011 4:16:37 P.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

What do you think about Plato? 

He was brilliant, no doubt, popular  too, a/b Socrates would've never wrote 
a book like The Republic, with all its  social engineering; and those were 
important matters at that time, that  continues to be my opinion. 

On one hand, I think he was/is really  brilliant a/b on the other hand, I 
realize that he's speaking, supposedly, for  someone else. He said; he said; 
he said.... And, in addition to that, I have a  problem with a man who 
besmearches another man's wife, because, well, you know  and supposedly, that's 
what he would've said. Sometimes things like that have  real motives; 
certainly, they're sensational. 

I'm a big fan of  Socrates. He's dear to my heart, I love that guy who, 
basically, was kill for  his stance - how am I to believe that's the very same 
stance, or point of  view, that got Plato massages into his 80s, and a 
living _name in  Philosophy.

Dunno, a/b brilliant or not I continue to have some serious  reservations 
about the way Plato' work adds up; that's just how I  feel.


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