The Sophist
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The Sophist

Plato: Sunlight for the Mind

The Philosophy That Truth and Goodness are One

Robert Delaunay, “Les Coureurs”, 1930 (Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Consider the number five. What’s the essence of that number? What lies behind it? What’s its substance? What does it consist of?

We can ask such questions of most things in the world — people, trees, spider webs, photographs and cardboard boxes — but numbers are pure quantity. Five is identical with its essence…

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Steven Gambardella

Steven Gambardella

I am a history PhD sharing the lessons of philosophy and history with practical benefits for your life and work. Get in touch: stevengambardella@gmail.com