Abstract – Wily Socrates: How Seriously Should We Take The Arguments of Hippias Minor?

How seriously should we take the problematic conclusions of Socrates in the Hippias Minor, particularly the claim that only the just man will do injustice voluntarily? If we view the dialogue broadly as an attempt by Socrates to beat Hippias at his own game of speechmaking in front of an audience rather than an attempt to … Read moreAbstract – Wily Socrates: How Seriously Should We Take The Arguments of Hippias Minor?

Cicero and Adams: Architects of the Founding

§1 The story of the ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America is one of freedom from tyranny, of reason triumphing over anarchy, and of a daring experiment in government by a fledgling nation. The Founding Fathers set forth a new form of governance in which the sole purpose of the state … Read moreCicero and Adams: Architects of the Founding