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The Platonic Dialogues for English Readers, Vol 3 Plato

The Platonic Dialogues for English Readers, Vol 3

Plato

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230276809
Paperback
84 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...to that. TheMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...to that. The intermediate line cannot be the best line. 81 Crito then expresses the difficulty which he feels about the education of his sons. He says, I chose their mother with care, I have collected a fortune for them with diligence- it would be absurd to care less for their education than for those matters- yet when I look at the character of our professed teachers, I am discomfited- they seem to me in general so worthless. 82 Socrates replies, that the worthlessness of those who profess to teach philosophy does not deprive philosophy of its value. That we must well and carefully weigh the thing itself. If you find it bad, reject it- but if good, as I think it is, follow it courageously, and study it diligently, you and your children. And so the dialogue ends. REMARKS ON THE EUTHYDEMUS. Ast holds the Euthydemua to be spurious, on the ground of its being beneath the high and scientific view of Platonic composition- and of its being employed in the empty ridicule of empty quibbling. And he holds further, that a person familiar with the Platonic spirit cannot believe that Plato has devoted an especial Dialogue to the exposure of Sophistry and Wrangling--a subject which is so worthless, and which he had so often exposed in his bye-play. To say that any one who differs from us as to the genuineness of any of the Platonic dialogues is unacquainted with the Platonic spirit, is an easy way of disposing of the subject: only it has this disadvantage, that it can be employed on one side as easily as the other, by any one who does not shrink from the dogmatism and presumption which it involves. A person will best show his acquaintance with the Platonic spirit, by catching and pointing out the opinions, doctrines, arguments and illustrations...