Tuesday, January 09, 2018

χαλεπὰ τὰ καλά

I have finally, after all these years, started to read Plato's Republic. What is it that it says? Oh yes ....
In practice people who study philosophy too long, and don’t treat it simply as part of their early education and then drop it, become, most of them, very odd birds, not to say thoroughly vicious; while even those who look the best of them are reduced by this study you praise so highly to complete uselessness as members of society.
Possibly I find myself in a bind here.

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