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Tag Archives: Plato
To what extent do you agree with the quote “True love is admiration” by Plato? Yes, to the greatest extent. What greater admiration can there be than that of Beauty itself? Love, for Plato, is the attraction all creatures have … Continue reading
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From Quora Question: ‘Can we step out of Plato’s Cave?’ X As I remember, Plato spoke of the few that escaped into the bright light of day, becoming (at least temporarily?) blinded. That, by itself, has to have some … Continue reading
Posted in mind, non-duality, philosophy, science Tagged blindness, Diotima, Plato, reality, secret transmission, Socrates, Truth, unity Leave a comment
Patriotism and Democracy
(On democracy) Plato always came very close to the truth… as far as the truth can be described by language – and understood by men.
Posted in Mythology, Politics Tagged aristocracy, Churchill, democracy, George Washington, governent, Marcus Aurelius, oligarchy, Plato, Samuel Johnson, tyranny Leave a comment
What is the border between objectivity and subjectivity in ethics?
I would take ‘subjective’ as meaning relative, and ‘objective’ as real, following the philosopher Plato and also ordinary usage. One thing is custom, or opinion (doxa in Plato), which varies, and another universal principles, which do not – man is … Continue reading
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On transmigration (or reincarnation)
….There are other realms or (eschatological) degrees or states of being, like the diverse hells, the purgatory and limbo of Christian theology and other, peripheral or central states (following René Guénon), through which the unsanctified soul passes. “No being of … Continue reading
Posted in Sin categoría Tagged cosmology, eschatology, Guenon, Hermes, Plato, Plotinus, purgatory, reincarnation 1 Comment
Exchange in Internet
(From dialogue in internet) There are many important points in your (X) reply, which I would like to comment on, noting firstly that we seem to be in substantial agreement on what we have covered so far. We are clear … Continue reading
Posted in Sin categoría Tagged causation, God, Hindu tradition, Plato, Plotinus, reason and intuition, transcendence and immanence 2 Comments