How to Sell, Author: Clancy Martin.
Love, Lies, and Marriage, Author: Clancy Martin.
By Clancy Martin – In praise of Plato [2, 3, 4, 5, 6], the 20th-century philosopher Alfred North Whitehead [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] once wrote, “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
Plato certainly did not think the crowd was a reliable source of ethical insight. It was the crowd, after all, who put Socrates to death. And one of Socrates’s [2, 3, 4, 5] favorite moves in Plato’s dialogues is to expose moral amateurism for the confused amalgam it is. Plato never managed to say exactly what counted as ethical expertise, but in Theaetetus  and elsewhere, he has Socrates successfully undermine the moral relativism that was as popular and incoherent in fourth-century-B.C. Athens as it is today. more> http://tinyurl.com/m95m9eb