Category Archives: plato

What is Rhetoric?

Our FYC program writes and publishes their own textbook every year. This year, they asked me to write a short introduction addressing what rhetoric is and why one might study it. Here’s my answer (probably rife with errors, it could … Continue reading

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Plato’s Laches

In an effort to put more up on this blog, I’m going to start publishing my reading notes from Evernote. Today, I came across a reference to the Laches dialogue in Brad McAdon’s 2004 article “Plato’s Denunciation of Rhetoric in … Continue reading

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Reading Cicero Otherwise

So I am more and more coming to the realization that I will likely have to learn at least Latin, if not Greek, in the coming years. My Latin is tolerable enough to work through small passages, but I admit … Continue reading

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Plato Said, I Say

Plato, Book VI, Republic: Let’s agree that philosophic natures always love the sort of learning that makes clear to them some feature of the being that always is and does not wander around between coming to be and decaying. (485a-b) … Continue reading

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