Plato’s God

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Dr. Broadhead, aka Plato

A short, 30 minute lecture/discussion as I gave the first quiz of the semester.  The course lecture involved Plato’s understanding of the divine.  Enjoy.

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1/2 a Century of Progressive Rock/Pop

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1966.  The first “progressive” rock/pop album, PET SOUNDS.

Progressive (rock/pop) music is fifty years old this year. Rock as art, not noise and not emotion.  

It all began with this extraordinary album, written and produced a half a century ago.  God bless, Brian Wilson.
 
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Rumours of Autumn (Photos)

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The Counsel of Despair? Albert J. Nock on Self-Government — The Imaginative Conservative

In Zen Buddhism, the lineage of student to master is extremely important—it is the channel through which the Dharma is transmitted. There is a story of a Zen Master traveling at night over a bridge known to be haunted by a goryo shin—an angry ghost. When the ghost appeared, the Zen master unfurled his lineage…

via The Counsel of Despair? Albert J. Nock on Self-Government — The Imaginative Conservative

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Socratic Ethics and Platonic Democracy

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Lecture 10 of Western Heritage: Socrates on Ethics and Plato on Democracy.

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Lecture 9: Socrates, Part II

socratesContinuing with Socrates, focusing on the purpose and deeper meaning (here’s hoping!) of THE CRITO.

Western Heritage, Lecture 9.

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Quick and Dirty Guide to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

Key concepts of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle (very hard to separate the three, one from another)

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Socrates (469-399b.c.); Plato (ca. 427-ca. 347b.c.); and Aristotle (385-322 b.c.)

  • Teacher-student-student relationship
  • Came at the very end of their civilization—but tied to the earliest philosophers (Thales, Heraclitus, etc.—that is, in a long continuity of thinkers)
  • Three of the finest minds to exist in ANY civilization; gives us much to ponder in terms of culture, history, etc.
  • Shaped much of western political, philosophical, scientific, and the theological thought up to the Enlightenment. . . and still through today. (e.g.  Pope Benedict XVI is deeply aware and influenced by these thinkers)
  • Order is the key to everything

Socrates: Order of the Soul and Order of the Polis

Plato: Order of the Soul, Order of the Republic, and Order of the Universe

Aristotle: Order of the Soul, Order of Nature, and Order of the Universe

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