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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBJ0CfdSZQ The cheering crowds made claim to your throne, and bathed in sin to name the patriotic dream their own. They were put down as 'deplorable' and rose again, aflame, to shove in YOUR face, The Very NAME. I laugh to think you think, so easy it be now, to put to rest this grave. … Continue reading So The Great Adversary Then Is Vanquished, So The Preachers Tell Us, And You Seek to Rebuild A Kingdom, And I Hear Not One Mention of A Milton? Or So Much An Inkling Of a Robinson Crusoe?
So a theme seems to be emerging, or recurring, from studies today, and what I previously mentioned in a post on Descartes and his impact on philosophy and the world after. The idea that science and scientism is reductive and wants to make things flat and explainable, which has the side effect of pinning them … Continue reading 05.13.2020> EMERGENCE of Theme / RECURRENCE of Eternal Spirit