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“Whence is it that you found the truth, o, Plato? … I know your teachers, although you seek to conceal them: you learned geometry from the Egyptians, astronomy from the Babylonians, you received pious invocations from the Thracians; the Assyrians taught you a great deal. > 1/2
>And, to the extent the laws [you expound] are true and glorify God, you have benefited yourself from the Jews.”

—Clement of Alexandria, Protrepticus 2/2
Klement adds that Plato took up the doctrine of the immortal soul from Pythagoras, who in turn had appropriated this from the Egyptians.
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OUP is proud to present our first ever #Classical #Philosophy Twitter thread! We’ll be bringing you the most exciting scholarship published in the area, with a second part being released in November. Explore below and discover your next read🧵1/13
In recent years, #Stoicism has made a comeback as the ideal #philosophy for those seeking peace in stressful times. Introduce yourself to this way of thinking with a free chapter from @drnancysherman’s book, ‘Stoic Wisdom’. Explore today:… 2/13
Deep dive into #Plato with a free extract from ‘Biopolitics and Ancient Thought’: in this chapter, Mika Ojakangas argues that Plato’s mature political philosophy is fundamentally biopolitical, drawing on Foucault’s ideas of state racism. Read now:… 3/13
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The influence of Immanuel Kant on modern philosophy cannot be underestimated - a thread on #Kant in #Iran
Often in academic departments of philosophy (#analytic but also beyond) #Kant is the key figure if the modern period 2/
He represents a systematic approach to philosophy, to metaphysics, ethics, and much beyond covering theoretical and practical philosophy displacing #Aristotle 3/
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Hi! we are @InafOact and we're happy to join the #CataniaResearchShow. We'll present the latest results of our projects.
Follow the whole show, we'll then pass the baton to @lottabiolab next!
#SharperNight #EuropeanResearchersNight #ERN21 #MSCANight #ERNItaly #SharperNightCatania
#SolarPhysics These images show the latest Hα and continuum image of the Sun acquired at @InafOact with a quality index equal to 1 (1 =good, 3 = bad). They provide a view of the solar chromosphere and photosphere. The observations are carried out between 8:00 and 14:00 CET/CEST.

Unpacking #Juice, the world's first mission to orbit an icy moon. @ESA_JUICE
On board of the payload will be #JANUS, an optical Italian-led camera to study the largest Jupiter moons: #Ganymede, #Callisto and #Europa.
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Every Concept has a Form, as expounded by #Plato.
But, it does not mean, that a complex concept cannot have simple explainable forms?
It can!
All Computational Algorithms that train various Mathematical or Statistical Models are a representation of some theory, which originated as a concept using logical methods of enquiry, having empirical or rational forms.
Model #Parsimony could be best understood in the light of #Occam's Razor.
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None of #Plato dialogues were fully translated into Arabic or Persian in the classical period - and on that we have ‘Abd al-Rahman Badawi’s classic study - a short thread on #Persian translation 1/
The lives of the two modern #Persian translators of #Plato can be rather instructive on the nature of modern #iranian intellectual history 2/
The first of these was Mahmud Sana’i (1918-1985) who attended Alborz College, later studying philosophy and literature at Tehran University and then doing a PhD in psychology in #London 3/
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“‘Allegory Of The Cave’ & Hinduism”.

I do not know how many r familiar with Plato’s Republic.

‘Allegory Of The Cave’ is a very famous passage from the Republic where Plato’s explains the story in the context of education.

#hinduism #cave #plato #education #awakening
The lesson from this allegory has wide spread applications & interpretations in the current day but I would like to apply it to the existential crisis of Hindus in this 21st century!

#propaganda #left #western #Sanatana
The story goes like this –
Imagine a group of prisoners in a underground cave who have been chained there since they were kids and they are tied in such a way that they can’t move. All they can see is in front of them – the back wall of the cave with the entrance behind them.
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The #FususalHikma was a popular work in #SafavidIran attributed to #Farabi (d. 950) although it seems to bear the marks of #Avicennian metaphysics and its terms 1/ Image
The authorship was discussed around 70 years ago in two classic articles 2/ Image
#Intisharat_e_Mawla published it in a #Persian translation with three famous sets of glosses that indicate its popularity in #SafavidIran and #QajarIran 3/ Image
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A gentle reminder -

Democracy does not mean those in power have your best interests at heart. FFI.

All it means is that some random, mostly unscrupulous folks are in power because the mechanism that put them there is fueled by assorted bunch of degenerates, imbeciles & rascals
*FFI - Far From It
In case you think that proposition is outrageous, well, what was outrageous was #Socrates being sent to his death for holding pretty similar views, as did #Plato, and as have scores of other "thinking minds" ever since.

Democracy destroys through an excess of itself.

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Grateful to a friend for picking up these volumes from #Iran of #Mahbubalqulub of Qutb al-Din Ashkivari (d. c. 1692) a student of #MirDamad on history of philosophy #IslamicPhilosophy 1/ ImageImageImageImage
The work comprises three volumes the first two of which appeared as critical editions with #MiraseMaktub in #Tehran around 20 years ago - there is still no edition of volume 3 #IslamicPhilosophy #HistoryofPhilosophy 2/ Image
Volume 1 is on pre-Islamic thinkers and has an extensive discussion on #Zoroaster as well as the Quranic sage #Luqman and a prophetic conception of the beginnings of philosophy with #Seth and then #Hermes_Idris following #Shahrazuri (d. 1288) 3/
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“You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendour of your own light.” ~ #Rumi

#quotes #wisdom #life #light Image
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

"You owe me."

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

#Hafiz #Hafez #poetry #sky #clouds #love 💗🌎💗 Image
“All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.” ~ Samuel Butler (1835-1902) British poet

#quote #quoteoftheday #life #wisdom #dogsoftwitter #dog Image
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(pdf) "Did Plato misunderstand Heraclitus?" (Platon Herakleitos'u yanlış mı anladı?) - Georges J. D. Moyal
#plato #theaetetus… Image
Platon, Theaitetos diyaloğunda Herakleitosçuların tartışma tekniği şu suçlamalarla yerin dibine sokulur. Argümana sadık kalmaz, sakince cevap vermez ve soru sormazlar, sadaktan ok çıkarıp fırlatırcasına, kısa enigmatik deyişler fırlatırlar, cevap verirsen yenisini fırlatırlar.
Herakleitosçular tartışmada ve ruhlarında hiçbir şeyin sağlam (=değişmez) kalmasını istemez, onlarda sağlam (=değişmez) olan tek şey budur. Onlarla tartışmak delilerle tartışmak kadar imkansızdır.
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