Socrates on Perception and the Imprisonment of the Soul (Video)
Socrates is widely considered to be the father of western thought, for more than anyone else Socrates made the people aware and thus ashamed of their own ignorance. Socrates stands for the divine, his death became an immortal symbol for the evil of ignorance, the greatest evil of them all.
And note that the antinomy between the soul and the mortal body and it’s desires Socrates is talking about, represents the antinomy between the elements of humanity and animality within us I have identified as the most likely source of all our misery, ya even before ignorance, in the preview to the Natural Politic Order.
“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance”.
~ by metadave on December 6, 2007.
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