Plato’s Pious Prophecy of Modern Man in The Euthyphro

By |2019-09-12T13:52:54-05:00March 12th, 2015|Categories: Alexis de Tocqueville, C.S. Lewis, Christianity, Classics, G.K. Chesterton, Modernity, Plato, Richard Weaver|

Modernism is an ancient phenomenon. If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, then modernism is the world’s oldest heresy. Modernism’s essential features were already understood long before the era of modernity. Plato reveals them in his dialogue The Euthyphro. The character of Euthyphro is a prototype of modern man. In the dialogue Euthyphro is prosecuting [...]