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How to be Good: Plato and the Purpose of The Laws

Sometimes my dog Tim does things that he shouldn't.  Like the time he ate the right shoe of two different pairs. Or when he jumped up and broke the ceiling fan. Or when, just prior to Thanksgiving dinner, he lunged... Continue Reading →

Philosophy for Life: The (In)Justice of Plato

Stop me if you've heard this one.  An Athenian, a Spartan and a Cretan walk into Hades....   The Laws, while ostensibly about the creation of a perfect city, like Plato's other dialogues, it is also about the desire for wisdom,... Continue Reading →

The Problem with Alternative Facts: Plato’s Alcibiades

The image we get from Plato's dialogues of his teacher, Socrates, is strange and often startling. He wanders around Athens speaking to everyone, bothering most people, rarely taking the hint. He is generally barefoot and goes without bathing such that... Continue Reading →

Comedy of Justice: James Lee Burke’s “The Jealous Kind”

I have a ridiculous beast of a dog.  Everything about him is kind of ludicrous. For instance, he is really big (132 pounds big) and his body is so long that it takes his butt a while to catch up... Continue Reading →

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