Featured Riley - The Epicurean Criticism of Socrates 1.0.0

Details of the Epicurean Criticism of Socrates for his character and method of teaching.

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  • OMG that quote from Whitehead is so outrageous! I guess that's my laugh of the afternoon!

  • I found this paper refreshing if for no other reason than that it takes Socrates "down a peg or two" as the saying goes. The idea of Alfred North Whitehead that:

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    The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato

    ...has, from my perspective, stunted the growth of philosophy, science, and other realms of knowledge for centuries. The "deification" of Plato (and, by extension, Socrates) was a mistake on a grand scale. It's refreshing to see that not *everyone* in the ancient world though Socrates and Plato were the be-all and end-all.

  • The full text of Mark Riley's"Epicurean Criticism of Socrates" is here.