Spin the bottle in any college dorm and you’ll kiss a relativist. But have you ever set lips on an absolutist?
Good health is the great goal in life, according to a delightfully glum children’s game made for The Infant’s Hospital.
Socrates invented the art of cultivating a beautiful soul, perhaps because he was been born with such a famously ugly face.
Ancient philosophy proposed to mankind an art of living. By contrast, modern philosophy appears above all as the construction of a technical jargon reserved for specialists.
Socrates had no system to teach. Throughout, his philosophy was a spiritual exercise, an invitation to a new way of life, active reflection, and living consciousness.