Escape the Cave

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“The most important thing is not life but the good life.” – Socrates

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Platonic Meditation

Meditation is now linked in our minds almost exclusively with Hinduism and Buddhism, but there is in fact a similar Western tradition to be found in Platonism. This tradition is sadly little known nowadays. But Platonic meditation, in contrast to Eastern meditation, consists of two “phases” or aspects, one active and the other passive. TheContinue reading “Platonic Meditation”

Plato’s Euthyphro: Summary

Here you will find a summary of the key points from Plato’s dialogue The Euthyphro.Typical of Plato’s early dialogues, Socrates does not arrive at any real conclusions. He does, however, leave us with the beginning of a path towards the answer to the dialogue’s central question: What is piety? It is left to us toContinue reading “Plato’s Euthyphro: Summary”

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