Is philosophy only in the past or can we reawaken it, have our own Socratic dialogue?

>>By Bob from Apollo   (Sunday, 13 Nov 2005 01:22)

oh, that socratic dialogue must be always stand alive in us! :)... and everyone of us must be a philosopher and discover for him/herself that difficult concepts and things... cause you can read the authors, but you have to answer the questions by yourself... answers that are valid and fit just in your representation of the world...

mayeutic, the socratic way of find the truth, must happen in our mind everyday.... cause the questions are not answered... the answers that others gave are not valid to you.. you must to make your own way through the history of the philosophy till arrive to your epoch and your situation. watch this comparison: reading the old philosophers, you learn how to write.... asking yourself and applying your knowledge and experience, you write your own answers (using the words(the concepts) you learned from others ) :)

greetings, bob :) be as happy as you can :)

>>By Jim_Hawkins   (Sunday, 13 Nov 2005 23:59)

I have only a few words to speak on this great man what a football player and what a midfield player he was for Brazil amazing... Didnt know he wrote books though...hahahaha

>>By Milligoon   (Monday, 14 Nov 2005 00:45)

The best lesson I ever derived from reading Plato's plays which centered around Socrates was to understand one's own knowledge in an honest light. If you don't know something, you should admit it to yourself. Trained thinking will lead one to understand that what we think we know is not always the case. That is why he emphasizes, in different forms, the concept that the only thing he knew was that he knew nothing at all!

>>By Hume Ungus   (Monday, 14 Nov 2005 12:42)

I started this to have a public discussion with Sokrates from Germany hoping that others could join in. It turns out Sokrates can't access this discussion section and I myself have great difficulty doing so, usually getting the response "invalid action logged".

(Not to complain, but merely to try to explain my absence. I really appreciated the responses.)

>>By Bob from Apollo   (Thursday, 24 Nov 2005 12:18)

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