Nalin Ranasinghe

About Nalin Ranasinghe

Nalin Ranasinghe is Professor of Philosophy at Assumption College. He earned his Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University and has written two books: Socrates and the Gods: How to Read Plato’s Euthyphro, Apology and Crito and Socrates in the Underworld: On Plato’s Gorgias.

American Heresies and Higher Education

By |2018-06-12T17:05:10-05:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: Christianity, Featured, Liberal Learning, Peter A. Lawler|

Modern higher education tacitly accepts that any values pertaining to the intangible aspects of our experience, such as the humble appreciation of beauty or a passion for justice, are not real on account of being non-quantifiable; Socratic ignorance or wonder at life’s mysteries are lost, as are the moments of silence and grace during [...]

The Theology of Socratic Piety

By |2018-12-18T14:52:31-05:00March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Apology, Crito, Greek Epic Poetry, Homer, Myth, Phaedo, Socrates|

“One Being, the only truly wise, does not and does agree to be called Zeus.” – Heraclitus This reading of the Euthyphro will grapple with the accusations of impiety leveled against Socrates. It will set out to answer certain basic questions about Socratic piety that arise and are not satisfied by repeated readings of [...]