Plato about climate change

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(Rhamnous, an ancient Greek city in Attica.) Plato, the Greek philosopher, describes the effect of local climate change in Attica in his Critias: “The land was the best in the world, and was therefore able in those days to support … Read More

Philosophy for Plato

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Etymologically, the word philosophy derives from the ancient Greek φιλοσοφία, composed of φιλεῖν, “loving” and σοφία, “wisdom, knowledge”, that is to say literally: love of wisdom or love of knowledge. It should be noted that the word φιλοσοφία is effectively … Read More

Plato’s Dream, by Voltaire

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(Plato in his academy, drawing after a painting by Swedish painter Carl Johan Wahlbom) Plato dreamed alot, like many others since then. He had thought that human nature was once double, and that in punishment of his faults it was … Read More

Axiochos – the Socratic dialogue of Plato on the death

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Axiochus (Greek Ἀξίοχος / Axiochus) is a pseudo-dialogue (Socratic dialogue) on the death, attributed to Plato. The dialogue dated first century BC, and it is of Neopythagoreanism inspiration. The characters of dialogue Socrates Axiochus, uncle of the general Alcibiades Dialogue … Read More