Socrates: should politicians tell the truth?
A: Should our politicians tell the truth Socrates? S: An important question. Can we be sure we know what truth is? A: Perhaps not. But if we don’t know the truth, then can we ever know if someone is lying. And if we can’t know a lie from the truth, we will never be able […]
Socrates, who should have a higher education?
A: Socrates, you believe in education don’t you. S: Most deeply. A: And you believe in the examined life? S: Of course. A: Do you think that this education, this examined life, should be available to everyone or just to some people? S: I used to engage with anyone who would engage with me. My […]
Notes from the author of Socrates On Trial – Part 3
Notes from the author of Socrates On Trial – Part 2
The book Socrates on Trial is in 3 parts. Part 2 (books 6-8) Part 2 records events on the day of the Festival. The sequestration of the jury in the grounds of the courtroom, and the proximity of Socrates’s cell, gives artistic license for the conversation that then takes place between them. One might think […]
Notes from the author of Socrates On Trial – Part 1
The book Socrates on Trial is in 3 parts. Part 1 The book opens with Socrates witnessing exchanges between people who represent some contemporary and conflicting opinions. These exchanges reflect the atmosphere of the time in which they were written, and of Brexit and Trump’s first election victory in particular. They also point towards other […]