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Plato’s Apology, Part 2

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Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s Apology of Socrates. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness. I have also added a few lines and repositioned some paragraphs.  Read more …

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Plato’s Apology, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s Apology of Socrates. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness. I have also added a few paragraphs and points based on my notes.  Read more …

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Plato’s Euthyphro, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2

Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s dialogue Euthyphro. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness.

The quotes are from Plato and Aristophanes, Four Texts on Socrates, Read more …

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Plato’s Euthyphro, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

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The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s dialogue EuthyphroRead more …

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Plato’s Theages

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Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s dialogue Theages. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness.

Unlike earlier transcripts in this series, I have also added new sections and rewitten others. Read more …

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The Stones Cry Out:
Cave Art & the Origin of the Human Spirit, Part 5

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Part 5 of 7 (other parts here)

5. Can Biology Explain Ekstasis?

I have already mentioned that scientists speculate that cave art (and religion, language, etc.) comes about as a result of some kind of genetic mutation, perhaps a “sudden, serendipitous, genetically-based brain reorganization.” Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 3

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Part 3 of 3

Author’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of a discussion of Aristophanes’ Clouds, which took place prior to a lecture on Plato’s dialogue Theages. Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 2

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Part 2 of 3

Author’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of part of my lecture on Aristophanes’ Clouds. As usual, I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness and any factual errors. Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 1

Socrates: a good 5 cent cigar

Socrates: among other things, a good 5 cent cigar

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Author’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of the second part of my lecture on Aristophanes’ Clouds. As usual, I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness and any factual errors. The quotes come from the translation of the Clouds in Four Texts on Socrates.  

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Antiphon the Sophist

A third century AD papyrus attributed to the first book of On Truth (P.Oxy. XI 1364 fr. 1, cols. v-vii)

Papyrus fragment of Antiphon’s “On Truth,” 3rd century A.D.

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Author’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of the prefatory remarks on Antiphon the Sophist from the first part of my lecture on Aristophanes’ Clouds. As usual, I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness. The quotes come from the first edition of A Presocratics Reader, ed. Patricia Curd.  

Antiphon the Sophist was a younger contemporary of Socrates. He was the author of the treatise On Truth, only fragments of which survive. Read more …

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