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Has anyone read Plato's Republic?
07-20-2013, 08:27 AM
Post: #31
RE: Has anyone read Plato's Republic?
Interesting.

I guess it didn't matter whether we elected Clinton or Trump.
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07-20-2013, 01:13 PM
Post: #32
Has anyone read Plato's Republic?
*analogy. Yeah it's a really great read
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08-20-2013, 08:59 AM
Post: #33
RE: Has anyone read Plato's Republic?
Currently paused in Book IV of The Republic.

In the meantime, in reading N. Taleb's latest Antifragile, I came across an interesting invented dialogue between Socrates and Fat Tony, a street wise trader from Brooklyn.

The money quote:

"Fat Tony: My dear Socrates . . . you know why they are putting you to death? It is because you make people feel stupid for blindly following habits, instincts and traditions. You may be occasionally right. But you confuse them about things they've been doing just fine without getting in trouble. You are destroying people's illusions about themselves. You are taking the joy of ignorance out of things we don't understand. And you have no answer; you have no answer to offer them."
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08-21-2013, 03:42 PM
Post: #34
RE: Has anyone read Plato's Republic?
^ great quote lol
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07-23-2014, 02:49 PM
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RE: Has anyone read Plato's Republic?
for hip
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07-23-2014, 10:33 PM
Post: #36
RE: Has anyone read Plato's Republic?
It was completely different time though. He was ok. I wonder what he'd think about his ideas moving into action in this day and age.

I bet he'd be all like 'Holy fuck was I wrong about some shit! People are fucking stupid and nuts!'

I am certain he would think that.

come for the calo, stay for the yoshida brotha
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07-23-2014, 10:34 PM
Post: #37
RE: Has anyone read Plato's Republic?
Just show him the hippy commune shit from the 60s and 70s and he would lose his Platonic shit.

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07-23-2014, 10:37 PM
Post: #38
RE: Has anyone read Plato's Republic?
Whereas my ideas have stood for over 9000 thousand years of studying.
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04-03-2018, 10:29 AM
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RE: Has anyone read Plato's Republic?
ttt
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