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  • Rise & Fall of Democracies & Republics: Crash Course on Plato's Republic

    12/12/2019 11:03:57 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    American Minute ^ | October 11, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens. In 380 BC, Plato wrote The Republic, where he described in Books 8 and 9: "States are as the men are; they grow out of human characters." "Like State, like man." The Republic is written as a collection of conversations of Plato's teacher Socrates. It gives insights into human behavior which is amazingly similar to today. Plato described government going through FIVE STAGES: "The constitutions of States are five." The FIVE STAGES are: "We count as one Royal and Aristocratical ..." followed by Timocratical, Oligarchical, Democratical, Tyrannical. Plato's...
  • The Greek Way

    03/31/2019 6:26:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    W.W. Norton & Company ^ | 1930, 1943 | Edith Hamilton
    I have felt while writing these new chapters a fresh realization of the refuge and strength the past can be to us in the troubled present. “Let us keep our silent sanctuaries,” Senancour wrote, “for in them the eternal perspectives are preserved.” Religion is the great stronghold for the untroubled vision of the eternal; but there are others too. We have many silent sanctuaries in which we can find a breathing space to free ourselves from the personal, to rise above our harassed and perplexed minds and catch sight of values that are stable, which no selfish and timorous preoccupations...
  • High-tech search company claims to have found Atlantis

    12/01/2018 6:37:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    nypost ^ | November 29, 2018 | 4:24pm | Updated | Mike Wehner, BGR
    Now, with a suite of high-tech hardware at its disposal, a company called Merlin Burrows believes it might have finally pinpointed the location where the city once stood.... Bruce Blackburn says his company used satellite data to comb an area that the group believed may have been the location of the thriving city. Their work began years ago and, according to Blackburn, the location was chosen based on Plato’s writings as well as other texts. The spot, which is located near the coast in Spain’s Dońana National Park, was subsequently searched for clues. Merlin Burrows says it was then that...
  • An Interview of Arthur Herman (Your Welcome)

    11/01/2018 6:02:51 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Your Welcome ^ | 1/1/18 | Michael Malice
    On this episode of "YOUR WELCOME" Michael Malice is joined by author and historian Arthur Herman. Arthur has written a number of books including The Idea of Decline in Western History, How the Scots Invented the Modern World about the Scottish enlightenment and Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Listen as he talks to Michael about Plato and Aristotle, Douglas MacArthur, Joe McCarthy and his forthcoming book about the Vikings...
  • Fabled 'Atlantis Alloy' Recovered in Greater Numbers From Ancient Shipwreck

    03/01/2017 3:42:58 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 52 replies
    More ingots of orichalcum, the ancient metal that was purported to be mined at the mythical island of Atlantis, have emerged from the seas of Sicily.
  • Unknown metal ingots on shipwreck offer hint that Atlantis might be real

    01/10/2015 12:01:29 PM PST · by the scotsman · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9th January 2015 | Rob Waugh
    'An unknown metal said to have been used in the sunken city of Atlantis has been found on 2,600-year-old shipwreck near the coast of Sicily. The 39 ingots of ‘orichalcum’ - described by Plato in his writings about Atlantis - are utterly unique. 'Nothing similar has ever been found,' an expert said. Plato described Atlantis as glittering ‘with the red light of orichalcum’, and he claimed that it was mined there, and used to build huge, glinting temples to the sea god Poseidon.'
  • Sundaland (GGG)

    03/31/2005 8:48:54 PM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 8,355+ views
    Personal Pages ^ | 3-31-2005
    Sundaland The cradle of human civilization may well have been the prehistoric lowlands of the Southeast Asian peninsula, rather than the Middle East. Since those lowlands ‘sank’ beneath the seas thousands of years ago (actually drowned by rising sea levels), humanity has remained unaware of their possible significance up through the early 21st century. Unaware except, that is, for a so-called myth perpetuated by a respected Greek philosopher named Plato, before 347 BC. Plato spoke of an advanced civilization named Atlantis, which sank below the seas perhaps around 9,000 BC. It may well be he wasn’t so far off after...
  • Plato, Gorgias, Socrates, and Strzok

    07/26/2018 1:23:09 PM PDT · by kanawa · 3 replies
    my journal ^ | Feb 04/74 | me
    I've been doing a little before sleep reading of my old journals as I lay in my bed at night and I came upon this segment from the time of Watergate, that strikes me a relevant again, and perhaps more so, in these days... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Feb.04/74 'Read something in Plato's Gorgias that seems to apply to the current situation in the U.S.A.'... "When the state attempts to bring any of its public men to account as wrong-doers, I find that they take it very hard and raise a great outcry that they are being monstrously treated;their complaint is that after...
  • Target Western Intellectuals to Win at Idea Warfare

    03/25/2016 3:13:02 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/25/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    In the 1980 t.v. mini-series Shogun, Dutch navigator Richard Chamberlain shipwrecked in 17th century Japan, hangs a piece of meat on a tree to rot. An elderly servant gladly accepts the penalty of execution to give the poor carcass a decent burial. The original goodness of the game animal, that made it desirable to eat, rotten or not, was that it had once been alive, vital and desirable, useful even in death because of its latent vitality. Trailer youtube.com/watch?v=CoTGQffgifoThe same principle, the vitality of a once-alive thing, applies to the fact that our "terrible" American civilization, which Obama must punish in...
  • Marx Voted Top Thinker By Brits

    07/14/2005 12:10:33 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 143 replies · 1,721+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 14, 2005 | Charlotte Higgins
    In a shock result, Karl Marx has been voted the greatest ever philosopher following a poll by Melvyn Bragg's Radio 4 show In Our Time. In the public's poll, which assessed 20 philosophers, Marx, author of the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, got 27.93% of the 30,000 votes. In second place came David Hume with 12.67%, followed by Ludwig Wittgenstein with 6.8%. Plato trailed in fifth place and Socrates at eighth. Andrew Chitty, who, at Sussex University, teaches the UK's only MA in Marxist philosophy, said: "This shows that philosophy should take Marxism seriously. It is possible he won because...
  • The Lost City of Atlantis May Be Hiding in Plain Sight Sergio Frau

    09/02/2015 10:20:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | August 17, 2015 | Sergio Frau
    Sergio Frau suspects Plato was writing about a tidal wave on Sardinia... Writer and journalist Sergio Frau is another. After researching the island for a decade, Frau suspects a mysterious disaster that devastated Sardinia 3,200 years ago was in fact a tidal wave, which boosts the theory that Sardinia and Atlantis are one and the same, reports the Guardian. Stefano Tinti, an expert on tidal waves who recently visited the island with Frau along with a dozen other experts, says 350 tidal waves have occurred in the Mediterranean over the last 2,500 years and one might explain why all of...
  • Ancient Greece's 'global warming'

    05/08/2009 6:39:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1,347+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 08, 2009 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    In Heaven + Earth (Global Warming: The Missing Science), Ian Plimer, Professor of Mining Geology at The University of Adelaide, Australia, asks us to embrace big-picture science views; for to recognize our limits is a sign of maturity. "Climate science lacks scientific discipline," says the pro-amalgamation Professor, and in order to see more clearly we need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach. This requires humbleness. In Chapter 2: History, Plimer travels back in time, thousands of years, in fact, to debunk Gore's catastrophic global warming myths. I particularly like his research on the ancient Greeks. For Plato (427-347 BC) advanced the...
  • What Plato Said About Trigger Warnings

    04/25/2015 6:23:00 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04.25.15 | James Poulos
    So the anti-feminist feminist got heckled again by the PC kids. We can disdain them. But instead let’s turn to Plato, who can explain them. Beyond its entertainment value, mockery plays a useful role in a society as riven and weary as ours: it substitutes for understanding. Confronted with incomprehensible public rage, the quickest way to survive is simply to denigrate it from a safe distance. Diving down the rabbit hole, sinking into the morass, seems an act of cultural suicide. But as the deepening of our campus culture crisis should alert us, the strategy is leading to mutually assured...
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • Berkeley students outraged course reading includes Plato, Aristotle but nothing from transgenders

    01/22/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 22, 2015 | Maggie Lit
    Two students at the University of California, Berkeley are calling for students to “Occupy the syllabus,” or consider dropping a course if it only includes the works of white men as class material. Students Rodrigo Kazuo and Margaret “Meg” Perret wrote an op-ed in The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper, titled “Occupy the syllabus” where they called for a student-wide occupation of all social science and humanities classes after they found their upper-division course on classical social theory lacked the works of women, trans people, and people of color. “The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that...
  • Turkish Minister: Muslims Discovered the Earth is Round

    11/30/2014 3:19:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The Turkish Science Minister has become the latest public figure to make outrageous claims over Islam's hand in science and technology, the Hurriyet Daily News reported Friday - this time, claiming that Muslims discovered that the world is round. "Some 700-800 years before Galileo, 71 Muslim scientists led by al-Khwarizmi convened by the order of the Caliph Al-Ma'mun and revealed that the Earth is a sphere," Minister Fikri stated on Thursday. Fikri further claimed that a copy of the original document proving Islam's role in astronomy is currently in the Museum of Islamic Science and Technology in Istanbul. The Earth...
  • Sea Level Study Reveals Atlantis Candidate

    09/19/2001 9:10:00 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies · 162+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | 9-19-2001 | Jon Copley
    Sea level study reveals Atlantis candidate 19:00 19 September 01 Jon Copley It sounds a familiar enough yarn - a lone researcher claiming to have pinpointed the lost land of Atlantis famously described by Plato. But this time there is no mention of "supercivilisations", UFOs or magic crystals. Instead, he has turned the clock back on ancient rises in sea level to reveal an island that matches Plato's story. Plato's works Timaeus and Critias contain the first written descriptions of Atlantis and its watery fate, drawn from stories collected in Egypt. "These texts are the origin of a lot ...
  • Utopia, eugenics and today's progressives

    07/21/2013 2:30:21 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Renew America ^ | 7-21-13 | Ellis Washington
    The introduction to "The Faber Book of Utopias," edited by John Carey, chronicles the methods of creating ideal citizens, which historically have been repeatedly promoted by utopian philosophers via the deconstruction or abolition of the family. Originally proposed by Plato in his magnum opus, "The Republic," this simple yet dramatic blueprint has influenced a number of social philosophers as diverse as More, Hobbes, Voltaire, Rousseau, to Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Freud, B.F. Skinner, to socialist, liberal, progressive thinkers and politicians in modern times. Plato promoted the belief that the family should be completely deconstructed and its component parts used as...
  • Woe to Those Who Call Trash Treasure and Treasure Trash!

    05/01/2013 5:21:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 1, 2013 | Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
    Ah, to know the mind of Aristotle, the man whom Dante called “the teacher of those who know.” How magnificent to commune with the intellect of Plato, of whom Alfred North Whitehead dared to say: “the European philosophical tradition consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” Many other ancient writers by their enduring works have bequeathed to us the gift of remarkable clarity on our unchanging human nature, a clarity which is conspicuously absent from most of the literature churned out in this Dark Age.Contrast the lasting classics of the Great Western Tradition with the divergent and self-conscious works...
  • Holy crap! EMC gives Vatican Library 2.8PB to store manuscripts

    03/07/2013 2:30:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | 7th March 2013 16:04 GMT | By Chris Mellor •
    The Vatican Library is losing its walls. Its 89,000 historic manuscripts are being made available online for access by scholars world-wide courtesy of EMC. The library, properly known as the Vatican Apostolic Library, is located in the Vatican City and is one of the oldest libraries in the world, established formally in 1475 but thought to have functioned for a long time before that. The library's function is to be a resource for scholars researching history, law, philosophy, science and theology.The Abyss of Hell by Sandro Botticelli in the Vatican Library It stores some 89,000 manuscripts, including 8,900 incunabula, manuscripts...