Category Archives: Socrates

Dear Eric, Rereading what I wrote about Anabases yesterday it dawned on my how I cannot allow this week of posts about your book to become anything approximating a review. I am currently months behind the review of another book and taking this mode of writing on at the same time seems especially perverse. That […]

Dear Senator, As your constituent, I respectfully request that you work to increase State Share of Instruction (SSI) funding and remove the unwarranted, anti-faculty provisions that were added by the House to Am. Sub. HB 49. Below are my general concerns which I have framed by offering a pertinent example from my professional experience in […]

If you’re interested in Plato, you’re reading the wrong book. If you’re interested in difficult childhoods, sexual misadventures, aesthetics, cultural history, and the reasons that a club sandwich and other meals—including breakfast—have remained in the memory of the present writer, keep reading. —from Yvonne Rainer Feelings Are Facts: a life, 2013. 496 pp. | 7 […]

SOCRATES But at this point I’m suffering an episode of brain fever, so to speak, and those who of their own free will go completely wrong in some way in fact seem to me to be more fitting persons than those who do so unwillingly. The blame for my present suffering I place on the […]

American artist and activist Paul Chan’s Phaedrus Pron, a ‘hyper-translation’ of Plato’s Phaedrus, is worth looking at. Here are thirteen ways you can get into it: 1. You can watch the trailer (yes, this book has a trailer): ****Viewer Discretion Is Advised****  2. You can listen to Chan reading an excerpt for you and here […]