Category Archives: Socrates

Justified true belief

 Before Gettier, an historical account brings one up to date? Euler diagram representing a definition of knowledge. Justified true belief is one definition of knowledge that states in order to know that a given proposition is true, one must not … Continue reading

Posted in Meno, Plato, Quadrivium, rhetoric, Self Evident, Socrates, Socratic Method, Trivium | Leave a comment

On the Question of a Daemon

( Arthur Koestler on Creativity )  You’ve seen it before? Perhaps you found it scrawled in goat’s blood on the walls of an abysmal abbey, written in the crabbed hand of one who purported to teach the whole of the … Continue reading

Posted in Daemon, Entanglement, PHAEDRUS, Robert Pirsig, Socrates | Leave a comment

The Synaptic World of Experience and Knowledge

 It is important that people realize that as much as topological seasoning is added to the world by myself,  I see ourselves intrinsically linked to the inductive/deductive process. It is as if the tail of each is linked as a … Continue reading

Posted in Meno, Muons, Outside Time, Socrates, Time Dilation | 2 Comments

Know Thyself (γνώθι σεαυτόν )

A stained glass window with the contracted version γνωθι σαυτόν. The saying “Know thyself” may refer by extension to the ideal of understanding human behavior, morals, and thought, because ultimately to understand oneself is to understand other humans as well. … Continue reading

Posted in Meno, Plato, Plato's Cave, Quadrivium, Socrates, Trivium | Leave a comment

The Truth of Symmetry?

Fidel wrote: Canadian Tom Harpur wrote that modern day religious scholars began to realize that indigenous people in this hemisphere possessed what are some of the most sophisticated and deeply held spiritual beliefs in the world. I agree with your … Continue reading

Posted in Meno, Outside Time, Socrates, Symmetry | Leave a comment

Plato’s Problem and Meno: How Accurately Portrayed?

SOCRATES: Then he who does not know may still have true notions of that which he does not know? MENO: He has. SOCRATES: And at present these notions have just been stirred up in him, as in a dream; but … Continue reading

Posted in Meno, Outside Time, Smolin, Socrates | Leave a comment

Plato’s Problem

Plato’s problem is the term given by Noam Chomsky to the gap between knowledge and experience. It presents the question of how we account for our knowledge when environmental conditions seem to be an insufficient source of information. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Meno, Plato, Plato's Cave, Socrates | Leave a comment

Meno

Part of the series on:The Dialogues of Plato Early dialogues: Apology – Charmides – Crito Euthyphro – First Alcibiades Hippias Major – Hippias Minor Ion – Laches – Lysis Transitional & middle dialogues: Cratylus – Euthydemus – Gorgias Menexenus – … Continue reading

Posted in Meno, Socrates | Leave a comment

What is the Noble Lie?

“Plato made clear that merit and not heredity defined the gold man and that gold could be found in all parts of society.” What is the “Noble lie” in Economics?? Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? The Guardians were to be men … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Socrates | 11 Comments

Utopia

Woodcut by Ambrosius Holbein for a 1518 edition of Utopia. The lower left-hand corner shows the traveler Raphael Hythlodaeus, describing the island. Utopia (pronounced /juːˈtoʊpiə/) is a name for an ideal community or society possessing a seemingly perfect socio–politico–legal system.[1] … Continue reading

Posted in Plato, Signatore, Socrates, Socratic Method | Leave a comment