About Plato

Plato was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece. He is considered an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

The Wise Harmony of Justice

By |2015-09-22T11:36:26-05:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Justice, Philosophy, Plato, Quotation|

And the truth is, justice was something like that, as it seems, but not anything connected with doing what properly belongs to oneself externally, [443D] but with what’s on the inside, that truly concerns oneself and properly belongs to oneself, not allowing each thing in him to do what’s alien to it, or the classes [...]

On Wing to Beauty, Wisdom & Goodness

By |2021-04-13T11:13:17-05:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Classics, Plato, Quotation, Wisdom|

The wing is the corporeal element which is most akin to the divine, and which by nature tends to soar aloft and carry that which gravitates downwards into the upper region, which is the habitation of the gods. The divine is beauty, wisdom, goodness, and the like; and by these the wing of the soul [...]

Socrates on Education: the Kindling of a Flame

By |2016-11-26T09:52:16-06:00April 19th, 2012|Categories: Classics, Education, Featured, Liberal Learning, Quotation, Socrates|

by Socrates Socrates “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” For more on Liberal Learning visit The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore. We hope you will join us in The Imaginative Conservative community. The Imaginative Conservative is an on-line journal for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful. We address culture, liberal learning, politics, [...]

May I Believe the Wise Man to be Rich

By |2020-10-15T01:24:40-05:00March 15th, 2011|Categories: Classics, Plato, Quotation|

Socrates: "Friend Pan and however many other gods are here, grant me to become beautiful in respect to the things within. And as to whatever things I have outside, grant that they be friendly to the things inside me. May I believe the wise man to be rich. May I have as big a mass [...]

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