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The fall from liberty into tyranny

American Minute with Bill Federer How Tyrants Arise - a fascinating, in-depth explanation by Plato. Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of...

How Tyrants Arise

American Minute with Bill Federer How Tyrants Arise - a fascinating, in-depth explanation by Plato. Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of...

The Human Equation in Dialectic

MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. In the Sophist, Plato separates the philosopher from the sophist, not by any distinction in method, but by the difference in...

How Tyrants Arise

American Minute with Bill Federer Did Plato predict what is happening today? In the city-state of Athens, 380BC, Greek philosopher Plato wrote in his work The...

Technology, Sovereignty, and The Third Wave

BY STEVE FARRELL Introduction, Democrats In Drag, Part 1 On November 11, 1994, in a post-election victory speech, Republican House member Newt Gingrich revealed to Congress...

The Misfortunes of Philosophy in Antiquity

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. With the speculations of the pre-Socratic philosophers, with the dialogues of Plato, and with the treatises of Aristotle, philosophy got...

The Philosophy of Plato: Politics

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. The Philosophy of Plato: VIII. Politics The...

The Philosophy of Plato: Ethics

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. The Philosophy of Plato: VII. Ethics The...

The Philosophy of Plato: Psychology

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. The Philosophy of Plato: VI. Psychology The...

The Philosophy of Plato: Cosmology

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. The Philosophy of Plato: V. Ionians:...

The Philosophy of Plato: Theory of Knowledge

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. III. The Philosophy of Plato: Theory...

Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of Plato, Doctrine

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. II. The Philosophy of Plato: Doctrine,...

Ancient Philosophers: Plato, Life and Works

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I. The Philosophy of Plato: Life...

The Pilgrims Were Thankful They Abandoned Communism

THANKSGIVING, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we should examine what lessons can be learned from the first Thanksgiving celebration. One little...

Ancient Philosophers: The Sophists: Background Information

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy    Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty    V. The Philosophy of the Sophists:...

Plato: “The Seventh Letter”, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “The Seventh Letter”, 360 B.C.E. Plato TO THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF DION. WELFARE. You write to me that I must...

Plato: “Laws”, Book One, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Laws”, Book One, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: An Athenian Stranger, Cleinias (a Cretan), Megillus (a Lacedaemonian). ATHENIAN: Tell me,...

Plato: “Laws”, Book One, Preamble, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Laws”, Book One, Preamble, 360 B.C.E. Strangers, let me ask a question of you—Was a God or a man the...

Plato: “Philebus”, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Philebus”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Protarchus, Philebus. SOCRATES: Observe, Protarchus, the nature of the position which you are...

Plato: “Statesman”, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Statesman”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Theodorus, Socrates, The Eleatic Stranger, The Younger Socrates. SOCRATES: I owe you many thanks,...

Plato: “Sophist”, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Sophist”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Theodorus, Theaetetus, Socrates. An Eleatic Stranger, whom Theodorus and Theaetetus bring with them....

Plato: “Theaetetus,” 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Theaetetus, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Theodorus, Theaetetus. Euclid and Terpsion meet in front of Euclid's house in Megara;...

Plato: "Theaetetus," 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Theaetetus, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Theodorus, Theaetetus. Euclid and Terpsion meet in front of Euclid's house in Megara;...

Plato: “Parmenides,” 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Parmenides”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Cephalus, Adeimantus, Glaucon, Antiphon, Pythodorus, Socrates, Zeno, Parmenides, Aristoteles. Cephalus rehearses a dialogue which...

Plato: "Parmenides," 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Parmenides”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Cephalus, Adeimantus, Glaucon, Antiphon, Pythodorus, Socrates, Zeno, Parmenides, Aristoteles. Cephalus rehearses a dialogue which...

Plato: “Critias,” 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Critias”, 360 B.C.E. Persons of the Dialogue CRITIAS HERMOCRATES TIMAEUS SOCRATES Timaeus. How thankful I am, Socrates, that I have arrived at last, and, like...

Plato: "Critias," 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Critias”, 360 B.C.E. Persons of the Dialogue CRITIAS HERMOCRATES TIMAEUS SOCRATES Timaeus. How thankful I am, Socrates, that I have arrived at last, and, like...

Plato: “Timaeus,” 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Timaeus”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Critias, Timaeus, Hermocrates. SOCRATES: One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is...

Plato: "Timaeus," 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Timaeus”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Critias, Timaeus, Hermocrates. SOCRATES: One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is...

Plato: “Gorgias,” 380 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Gorgias”, 380 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Callicles, Socrates, Chaerephon, Gorgias, Polus. SCENE: The house of Callicles. CALLICLES: The wise man, as...