hist-brewing: Recipe and Soul

Dan McFeeley mcfeeley at keynet.net
Tue Apr 3 08:50:04 PDT 2001

On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, Scotti the curmudgeon replied:

>    Plato lacked experience; indeed he deliberately rejected the 
>evidence of the real world, choosing instead to play mind games, 
>and dealing Western thought a dangerous wound from which it 
>has not fully recovered.  (Can you tell I was a philosophy major 
>in college?)  A baby elephant cannot jump at all, yet no one who 
>has ever watched two together can doubt that they are playing.
Arguments aside on who was speaking, Socrates or Plato through Socrates,
didn't Socrates call himself the gadfly of Athens?  It takes a curmudgeon
to find fault with a fellow curmudgeon.  :-)

Dan McFeeley
mcfeeley at keynet.net

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