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Sex, Honor and Philosophy

Plato wrote a dialogue, The Symposium, on this very topic.  The setting is a drinking party held to celebrate the victory of one of the guests in a poetry contest.  They go round the circle, each guest standing up to give a speech on the Great Question of the evening: What is love? Continue reading

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“Being Torn Apart–as a Method”

Being Torn Apart — as a Method Rene Descartes, the reputed “founder of modern philosophy,” held that the most important thing in life and thought – the thing without which nothing of significance can happen – is to have a … Continue reading

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