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Re: theos-talk The Thing about Plato,

Jan 05, 2011 04:17 PM
by Cass Silva

As theosophists we all sit at Plato'sÂfeet


--- On Wed, 5/1/11, thalprin <> wrote:

From: thalprin <>
Subject: theos-talk The Thing about Plato,
Received: Wednesday, 5 January, 2011, 7:01 AM


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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