6.3, Socrates, Disassociation and Wisdom

Socrates, in his jail cell discoursing with Crito, dismisses as mere warm feelings Crito’s multi-pronged attempt at argumentation that Socrates should break the law and escape into exile. Socrates reminds Crito, as if Crito had forgotten (Crito had not forgotten since Crito himself judges at the beginning of the dialogue what Socrates reminds him of …

Living with the Irrational

Such a post can go in several directions. First, if I join Socrates, Jesus, Lao Tzu, Buddha, then I find that striving for production in the spiritual sphere leads to an employment of the irrational and paradoxical to shock and stimulate the embodied spirit through challenging the development of the (potentially) rational animal. Buddha says …