Category Archives: Socrates

Did You Know That Drinking Milk Is An Excellent Preparation For Eating Meat?

Sometimes St. Paul seems downright condescending! For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have … Continue reading

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Five Good Reasons to Avoid Being Educated

Sometimes in life we need to face difficult truths.  If we have been on the wrong side of an issue, we need to be open to change, and open to declaring an “about-face.” Even if it hurts! And so, after … Continue reading

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A Third Reason Why Philosophy is The Best and Most Noble Music

Let’s see if we can make this argument quickly and effectively! We have given two reasons why Socrates said that “Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music.” We now present a third. Maybe there are more than three? But … Continue reading

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Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music: A Second Reason

Well, its time to give one more reason to support Socrates when he said that Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music Otherwise I might forget it and then where will we be? As we mentioned, one reason that … Continue reading

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My Apology to The Supreme Court of The United States of America

I meant to have written this little post several weeks ago before the Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Obviously, the nation had a right to know what the ancient pagan Greeks would say about Marriage, and I am … Continue reading

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Wisely and Slow: Salutary Advice For Students in the New Year II

Today is an excellent day for me to post the salutary advice that I have gathered from the wisest man in the world, with whom, as I have mentioned before, I have a direct (but carefully guarded) line of communication. … Continue reading

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“Liberal Arts Is Best Preparation for Business Careers…”

Speaking of secondary reasons to pursue a liberal education, did I mention that pursuing the liberal arts is the best preparation for a successful career? For those of you who are still wavering on this point, don’t take my word for … Continue reading

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The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 3

Langley: Greetings Socrates! I see that you are looking amused this morning. Socrates: Good morning Langley. Yes I was just thinking of something humorous related to our previous discussion which ended rather abruptly. But I am happy to see you … Continue reading

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The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 2

Socrates: I trust that you enjoyed your meal. Langley: Yes very much thank you. Socrates: Then we may as well proceed where we left off. Langley: I agree, then we shall….but wait….we must remind ourselves of the question. Do you perchance … Continue reading

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The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 1

  Langley: Greetings Socrates, what a pleasure to meet you so early in the  morning here in the Agora! Socrates: Why bless my soul! Is it morning already? I suppose I have lost my sense of time. As a matter of fact … Continue reading

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