Plato’s Symposium filmed by Michael Wurth

Exploring Plato’s dialogues, by Anthony Beavers.

Emerson, Disclosing in every fact a germ of expansion

Whitehead, Wide opportunities for experience

Greek original of Apology of Socrates, Critias, Phaedo, Ion (html)

Greek original of Euthyphro, 7th letter, Crito, Laws, Republic, Symposium, Phaedrus (MS Word)

Plato: Books can be your worst enemies

Notes : Homosexuality : will we quit the pretexts? * Oligarchy is not the problem of our democracies * Practicing Virtue (Timaeus 18b) * City, Defence, Philosophy, Education * A culture of slaves? * Plato’s supposed despotism * Beyond misfortune A discussion on Dynamis (power) in Plato’s Sophist

Christian Platonists and Christian Neoplatonists

Plato at Amazon


If I am right, certain professors of education must be wrong when they say that they can put a knowledge into the soul which was not there before, like sight into blind eyes. They undoubtedly say this, he replied. Whereas, our argument shows that the power and capacity of learning exists in the soul already; and that just as the eye was unable to turn from darkness to light without the whole body, so too the instrument of knowledge can only by the movement of the whole soul be turned from the world of becoming into that of being, and learn by degrees to endure the sight of being, and of the brightest and best of being, or in other words, of the good.   From Plato’s, Paideia