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Homosexuality in the Platonic myth

This is a chapter from my book Socrates – moral philosophy in everyday life Symposium, part four – Aristophanes’ encomium “To be perfect, you have to feel perfect about yourself – avoid trying to be something you’re not” Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero After the shallow and pseudoscientific speech by …

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Replying to Holocaust deniers

“Even though Hitler and the Nazis made no secret of their war on the Jews, the SS operatives dutifully eliminated all traces of their murderous activities and instruments. No written orders for gassing have turned up thus far. The SS not only destroyed most camp records, which were in any …

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The deceitful fascination of daydreaming love

This is a chapter from my book Socrates – moral philosophy in everyday life Symposium, part three – Eryximachus’ encomium “A heart that loves stays young forever” Greek saying In Plato’s Symposium, one after one the symposiasts make a speech praising love. Pausanias (third in line) finishes his encomium having …

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