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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Passionate philosophy and regenerative struggle

"For we said, as I think, that the [psyche] of the Guardians ought to be of a nature at once spirited [passionate] and philosophic in a superlative degree, so that they might be able to treat their friends rightly with leniency and their foes with [regenerative struggle]."
– Socrates (Plato's Timaeus 18a)