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    Posted: 10-Jul-2011 at 11:34
Originally posted by CyberRanger

For me Socrates is genius, but his not the only one.



I think of Socrates as a genius and I put Aristotle up there with him in that category.
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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jul-2011 at 20:01
My dear MS Beth Taylor, it is good that you think well of Socrates, but just what do you think of Saccas?

He was reportedly the teacher of the great Neo-Platonist! It is not strange that there reportedly existed 1. Plato, then 2. Plotinus, and then 3. Plethon? And one of the above was taught by another famous person with the name Socrates, and another by Saccas!

Please read the earlier posts for more information.

And, in case you do not do the slightest to find out what I am speaking of, then you might well read this site;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonius_Saccas

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  Quote scottaleger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jul-2011 at 06:33
The Author wrote a book about Journeys of Socrates.

The book name is : The Journeys of Socrates
Author : Dan Millman

This is a very nice book about Socrates .


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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jul-2011 at 17:34
Thanks for the recommendation! I will attempt to read it.

Did you read every post in this thread before posting?

If not, you might well do so.

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  Quote d' artagnan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jul-2011 at 19:32
You seem to be in a bad mood anymore Ron. I mean I'm a bit of a cynic but you make me seem like a priest.

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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jul-2011 at 19:41
Sorry if I appear so Hunter. I had no intention of appearing so. I thought I was only giving a new comer some good advice.

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  Quote d' artagnan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jul-2011 at 20:07
No biggy just don't want you getting suspended again hey Ron. By the way your a fairly open minded and thoughtful person. What do you think about the condition of this country. Is it going to work itself out or do I need to move myself to another country real soon.
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  Quote Don Quixote Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Aug-2011 at 20:18
I wouldn't say he was a genius, but he was quite good. I think that Socrates is the biggest enigma in history of philosophy, because we don't have anything from him really, what we have are impressions of others, and Plato using his name to sell his own ideas.
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Aug-2011 at 20:26
I know this poster well. And I am delighted to see this individual here.
As to the post I agree in principal..the old codger is hard to fathom other then through the eyes of either his enemies or his friends.
 
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Thank you so much, CV!Smile
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  Quote Starsucks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Nov-2011 at 16:25
I think Socrates was right to question those who claimed they knew more than they did, but he could've done it in a much less condescending way that probably would have spared his life. I certainly wouldn't like someone who made me look like a fool in public, in front of his own fan club.
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  Quote d' artagnan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Apr-2012 at 14:39
If he had ben less condescending then he wouldn't have been the famous socrates but instead would've been just your typical philosopher. The way he acted when he was on trial is what I regard as the highlight of his career because it's when he let it all out and gave the ,ost insight into the world and the soul.
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Apr-2012 at 22:26
All in all... the attitude of a fine Infantry soldier.
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  Quote Antiquarian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-May-2012 at 19:19
"The highest wisdom - to distinguish between good and evil" (С). The modern world would be much more primitive, without Socrates. Socrates is a source of intellectual reflection (from Lat. - Reflexio).
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  Quote TafeerKhan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jul-2012 at 06:27
I think Socrates was a genius, and there is enough evidence to believe that he really existed. His contribution is not only with regards to philosophy, but also for standing up for truth.
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  Quote TafeerKhan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jul-2012 at 06:31
It was not only Plato who wrote about him, but also Xenophon, Aeschines etc., and the Socratic dialogue became a literary genre.
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