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I’ve been making an effort over the past few months to round out my appreciation of Plato. Here’s what my reading schedule has been like: 22-28 novembre 2010: ‘Gorgias’ and Benardete’s commentary in The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy. 29 nov. – 5 dec. 2010:  ‘Phaedrus’ and Benardete’s commentary. 6-12 decembre 2010:  ‘Symposium’ and Bloom’s […]

Passing Thought

I wonder at all that wastes away before me. It seems that so much of what I’d taken for granted is passing away so fast. Is the Eschaton becoming more immanentized more quickly, or am I simply becoming older and thus more sensitive to changes in the wind? My son will not know the world […]


All philosophy speaks to the present. The decisive difference between greater and lesser philosophy is the extent to which it speaks to the perpetual present, the permanent human condition.


“In every tradition, the answers gain the upper hand over the questions, and in fact to such an extent that the answers come to be taken for granted and are no longer questioned; thus considerable effort is ultimately required in order once again to become conscious of which questions they answered and how the alternatives […]