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Man is not even the measure of man.
It takes sophistication and simplicity to expose a sophist as a simpleton.
X: This is all conjecture. I know that I know nothing. Y: What confidence! I don’t pretend to know what I don’t know.
He was in perfect harmony with himself and in perpetual conflict with others.
The day I find someone better than myself to speak with will be the day I assume the task of thinking.
He thereby exposes the gap between ancient ethics of citizenship and contemporary values of diaspora.
Socrates went to his death to prove a point, whereas Galileo negotiated to save his life: this is the decision between ethical truth versus value-free knowledge.
The fallacy of titles like “Socrates and Asian Thought” can quickly be exposed by turning the tables: a title like “Zhu Xi and Western Thought” clearly suffers from an overgeneralization.
Anyone who understands Socrates’ judgment of Sophists doubts that law schools teach the Socratic Method.
Only in fantasy does one ascend to power by choosing to suffer rather than do wrong.