Economic Experts Say Current Trends Point to Philosophy of Foundational Socratic Suicidal Duty to State Waning amid Rise of Nietzschean Influence

Nietzsche is on the minds of many top economic experts these days. As most business school graduates learn in foundational courses, Socratic wisdom is foundational (via Plato) to Western government and economics - which questions all and points truth and progress ever outward toward the ideal. But in the end Socrates is historically persecuted by … Continue reading Economic Experts Say Current Trends Point to Philosophy of Foundational Socratic Suicidal Duty to State Waning amid Rise of Nietzschean Influence

In Our Time (BBC 4) Discusses PLATO’S Gorgias Dialogue – Rhetoric Contends With Truth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2038&v=4TuX4lrRYGE&feature=emb_logo What is the nature of rhetoric? Does persuasion seek flattery and gratification of the audience, often at the cost of the truth? Plato, who experienced tyranny and the unjust death sentence of his teacher Socrates, examines in the GORGIAS dialogue whether those who seek to win arguments… risk losing their souls. And is PHILOSOPHY (literally – … Continue reading In Our Time (BBC 4) Discusses PLATO’S Gorgias Dialogue – Rhetoric Contends With Truth