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Phaedrus by Plato
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Apr 14, 11

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Read from April 08 to 11, 2011

To be honest, I wasn't particularly enthralled with Plato's writing. The form of the dialogues has never been terribly appealing to me. Nevertheless, I gave it a complete read for my Myth & Philosophy class. We were assigned articles to read about Plato & Phaedrus, which were most beneficial and actually quite interesting. Plato does present a lot of interesting ideas and construct the dialogue in a brilliant way, so I do have a deep sense of appreciation for what he did here. Furthermore, I was absolutely fascinated as we discussed Plato in class. Learning about the Peloponnesian war and what he was born into really help to crystallize his perspective. Historically, I find his work fascinating. And, in recognizing his motivations, I have a great respect for him.

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